Other Items of Note: Weekend activities start March 16th and continue through Halloween, Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Daily midweek activities start Memorial Day weekend and continue through Labor Day Monday. Nondenominational church services held at 8:30am Sunday mornings, Easter Weekend and Memorial Day through Labor Day.
DUE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS BY THE STATE OF KENTUCKY REGARDING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, OUR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING BEAR APPEARANCES AND SCHEDULED THEMED ACTIVITIES) HAVE CHANGED. PLEASE CLICK ON Jelly News FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION REGARDING PARK AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES.
Double the Dare Slimefest Weekend
It’s time to get back at your parents for giving you chores and making you eat your vegetables! Have your parents arrested and help Jellystone Park™ Court decide their gooey punishment! Dress your parents for our Friday Night Dance. Try events guaranteed to make you think twice. Pickle juice chugging, green slime relays, izzy-dizzy softball playing and more! Earn enough points at each event and receive a “Double Dare” badge at karaoke Saturday night!
Mardi Gras & Color Fun Run Weekend
It’s Mardi Gras time! Make a Mardi Gras mask and march in our parade. Don’t forget your noisemakers! Bring a wagon, stroller, bike or rent a golf cart and make a family float for the parade. $25 gift certificate awarded to the best decorated wagon, stroller, bike or golf cart. Yogi Bear™ will choose the winner. Color Fun Run on Saturday ~ cost $8.00 ~includes your T-shirt and beads. Close the evening with a Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday night. New Orleans, watch out, Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™ are ready to have some fun.
Easter Eggstravaganza Weekend
Join us for a very Eggstra special weekend! We’ll have Eggstra fun with Easter crafts, bunny games, egg decorating contest, egg hunt, egg toss, and Yogi Bear™ flashlight Easter egg hunt. Be sure to participate in the bunny hop at karaoke. When you make your reservation order a special Jellystone Park™ Easter basket ($25) to be delivered to your site by a bear (Limited quantities available). Parents bring your child’s filled Easter basket to be delivered to your child by a bear ($5 for one child and each additional child $1 at the same site). Nondenominational Church services Easter Sunday morning.
Out of Space Birthday Bash for Boo Boo™
Yogi Bear™ wants to take time to celebrate his special friend Boo Boo™! Write him a letter or draw him a picture on a card to give to him at his cupcake celebration on Saturday. Then join us for some out of space activities, like making galaxy bottles and doing experiments with Diet Coke and Mentos! It’s about to be an EXPLOSION of fun this weekend! Dedicate a song to Boo Boo™ at Karaoke!
Canned food to be donated to the local food bank in lieu of presents.
The Great Jellystone Park™ Race
Calling all adrenaline lovers! Jellystone Park™ will test your limits in the obstacle course challenge and the race around the park. This race is like no other, it will test your strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to get messy in the obstacle course challenge! Be sure to check out arts and crafts on Saturday to make your banner for the race. There will be many activities going on for all the family to enjoy like corn hole, volleyball, 4-sqaure and more!
Cinco de Derby Weekend
It’s a Fiesta, come celebrate Cinco de Mayo early and The 146th Kentucky Derby with Yogi Bear™! Come decorate your Derby/Sombrero hats Saturday morning for the Cinco de Derby Party later in the evening. The Cinco de Derby party will begin 45 minutes before the Kentucky Derby begins. Loads of other events including, a water balloon piñata game, kickball, basketball, volleyball and even a karaoke fiesta on Saturday night.
Mother’s Candyland Retreat
Who loves Yogi Bear™, CANDY and their mom? Pamper Mom this weekend and treat her to a great weekend getaway at Jellystone Park™. Kids make a special gift for Mom at the Rec Center. Bring mom to the Chocolate wrestling, karaoke and the hey-hey-hey rides. Kids will dance the first dance with Mom at the Friday night family dance and Mother-Daughter/Son look-a-like contest! Bring Mom to the Ranger Station Sunday morning for complimentary waffle breakfast for the entire family.
Military, Fireman, Police and Emergency Responders are our heroes this weekend. Any of the listed heroes receive 20% discount for a two-night stay camping or in a cabin (limit one campsite or cabin per hero family, ID required for discount). Join us in the field on Saturday at 1:00 to meet and greet our heroes. A ceremony to honor our heroes will be held at 2:00 pm. Corn hole, horseshoes, kickball, hey-hey-hey rides and more!
Hello Summer Fest
Kick off summer the right way- the Yogi Bear™ way! Break out the charcoal and BBQ, swimsuits and suntan lotion, and join us as activities and fun get into full swing. Try out our foam machine slip n’ slide, volleyball and horseshoes, karaoke and family dance. The activities will keep the family busy. Three-night minimum stay required.
Memorial Day Beach Party
Join us on Monday May 28th for our Memorial Day Beach Party. We will have a live DJ, beach games, prizes, give-a-ways and much more! We promise a “beary” good time!
Weekday activities are a blast and this season there will be more than ever! More visits with the bears, hey rides and teen activities! Come and camp with us weekdays beginning Memorial Day to Labor Day. During this period if we do it on Saturday, we do it on Wednesday!
Princesses Rule and Pirates Drool
"Avast Ye Hearties!" Come to a pirate and princess party week with games such as a treasure hunt, peg-leg races, walk the plank, map making, princess tea party and makeovers (Dads too!) crafts and much more! Don't forget to bring your pirate/princess disguises for the parade and for best costume judging on Wednesday and Saturday nights! $25 gift certificate awarded to the best decorated wagon, stroller, bike or golf cart at the parade.
Attention! Yogi Bear is about to host a CARNIVAL! Come join us this week for a MAGICAL time! On Saturday, check out who is in the kissing booth and take a chance at our games! We may even have a magic show! Who doesn’t love magic? Don’t forget to bring your furry friends and enter them into the pet talent show, winners go to cutest, most talented, and best overall. It’s time to bring back the old carnival fun the Jellystone Park™ way! As a special reward, all school system employees with school ID get 20% off their camping Monday-Thursday this week.
Beach Birthday Bash for Cindy Bear™
Cindy Bear™ wants to invite you to a special celebration! She will supply the cupcakes for everyone to decorate their own on Wednesday and Saturday at Karst Beach! There will be beach games such as sandcastle building and sand angles. Other games include, tie-dye, bingo, contests, and crafts to go with the celebration. Come help turn one of our staff into a human sundae!
Canned food to be donated to the local food bank in lieu of presents.
Father of the Year Week
Bring your “Father of the Year” to camp with Yogi Bear™. Dad will need wits, energy and a grin for these events. Treat Dad to coffee and waffles (complimentary) with Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™ on Sunday and Wednesday morning. Enter Dad in the “9 Hole Mini-Golf Classic.” Dad vs. kids and family in many games, Father-Son Look a Like contest and then challenge Dad in a root beer drinking contest. Dress up Dad for the Miss Jellystone Park™ contest before karaoke Saturday night.
Are you ready for a GLOWtastic week? We’re going to have glow stick hey, hey, hey rides, a glow slip n’ slide, glow slime and so much more! Make sure to come by and get your face painted with GLITTER paint ($) all proceeds will go to A Mother’s Rest! Of course, we will have our nightly movies and Karaoke on Wednesday and Saturday night!
Let Freedom Ring
June 29-July 5
It’s time to celebrate our country and the best place to be! Family fun contests, outdoor movies, ceramics, t-shirt coloring, karaoke, bonfire, hey-hey-hey rides and hot dog eating contests get us started. Remember to bring a dessert for the Reece’s Rainbow dessert auction. July 3rd there will be a parade for any golf cart, wagon, bike, or stroller and a $25 gift certificate awarded to the best decorated picked by Yogi Bear™. Our fireworks are scheduled for July 3rd as well and once again we plan to put on the best fireworks display in the area! Three-night minimum stay required during this period.
Birthday Bash for Yogi Bear™
Yogi Bear™ has picked up too many sweet pic-a-nic baskets and wants to share with you! Come join in the fun. Free cupcakes for all on Wednesday and Saturday! Come help turn one of our staff into a human sundae! Face painting, games, arts & crafts, karaoke and of course daily hey-hey-hey rides.
Canned food to be donated to the local food bank in lieu of presents.
Things might get a little messy but who cares- its chocolate! Have a blast on the chocolate slip & slide, eat your way through candy bar bingo, chocolate tug-o-war, chug some chocolate milk, wrestle in chocolate pudding (Wednesday and Saturday only), and paint with chocolate pudding. Come to Jellystone Park™ for some sloppy fun; just make sure you bring extra clothes!
Christmas in July
It may be blazing hot outside, but we have Winter on the brain! Come join Yogi Bear™ in decorating sugar cookies, have a “snowball” fight, make ornaments, and even go “ice skating”! Remember to bring your Ugly Sweater for our Ugly Sweater Christmas party on Wednesday and Saturday night! Don’t forget your favorite decorations because Yogi Bear™ will award free weekends for 2020 to the best decorated campsite and cabin on Wednesday and Saturday nights at Karaoke! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
July 27- August 2
Hula on down to Jellystone Park™ for fun in the sun! Dress code is Hawaiian casual so don’t forget the grass skirts, leis and those beautiful shirts. Join us for pulled pork, Asian chicken, fruit and more dinner for Wednesday and Saturday night (limited number of Luau tickets ($) so reserve early)! Pineapple eating contests, hula lessons, sand volleyball, sand castle building, outdoor family movies, Saturday karaoke, hey-hey-hey rides and more. Yogi Bear™ will award free weekends for 2020 to the best decorated campsite and cabin on Wednesday and Saturday nights at Karaoke. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Junior Rangers Ballin out Birthday Bash for Ranger Smith™
Batter up! Hey-Hey-Hey, Ranger Smith™ is having a ballin’ out party! Come join in on the ball-ific fun! We will be playing volleyball, basketball, whiffle ball, horseshoes, and so many other sports this week! Free cupcakes furnished by Yogi Bear™ for the party Wednesday and Saturday. Come learn forest safety, campfire cooking, campsite etiquette and about “Leave No Trace” camping in our environmental educational program to become a certified Jellystone Park™ “Junior Ranger”! Scout groups come camp with us and receive a 15% discount off campsites or cabins! School supplies can be brought in lieu of presents to be donated to the local elementary school.
Too Cool for School
You know the family really needs a special reward before the start of a new school year! Corn hole tournament, arts and crafts, karaoke, bingo, daily hey-hey-hey rides AND Yogi Bear™ is in the park every day for hugs and pictures. Family talent show on Wednesday and Saturday evening with prizes. Dinky the magician will also be joining us this week with his awesome show! As a special reward, all school system employees with school ID get 20% off their camping Monday-Thursday this week.
Old Fashioned Camping Week
It’s time to bring out the tents another time this season! This week will be all about camping and making memories around the campfire. Come learn how to pitch a tent and join us for campfire singing and storytelling on Thursday and Friday nights! Of course, you can’t have a campfire without roasting marshmallows too. Be prepared to play in the Gaga Pit and capture the flag with our Recreation staff. We will have Karaoke on Wednesday and Saturday night and our daily hey, hey, hey rides.
Under the Sea
This week is all about water adventures! Come enjoy activities at Karst Beach and the Activity Pool. Dive for gems, make your own underwater slime and compete in our sandcastle contest judged by Yogi Bear™!
Endless Summer Fest
August 31-September 7
This may be the last big holiday of the season, but we are going to have some fun! Relax from your labors and enjoy the weekend while we keep the kids busy for you! Pool activities, horseshoes, relay races, bingo, ceramics and crafts, volleyball, mini-golf, tie-dye, karaoke and hey-hey-hey rides. There is something for everyone. Three-night minimum stay required for the Labor Day holiday.
Labor Day Beach Party
Join us on Monday September 7rd for our Labor Day Beach Party. We will have a live DJ, beach games, prizes, give-a-ways and much more! We promise a “beary” good time!
Real Grandparents Play Bingo
B.I.N.G.O! Bingo, Bingo, Bingo! We can't get enough of Bingo! It’s a bingopalooza at Jellystone Park! Spend the weekend with us and enjoy all the different and fun ways to play this classic game! Grandparents and grandchildren pack your bags for this special time together to bridge the gap between generations!
Yogi Bear™ and the entire Jellystone Park™ family want to say “THANKS” for staying with us in 2019. If you have camped with us this season you will receive 20% off a campsite or cabin rental. We’ll have crafts, ceramics, face painting, volleyball, corn hole, horseshoes, movies and karaoke. Overall, fun for the whole family! Double points for Club Yogi™ members this weekend.
Note for all Fall Festival and Halloween weekends- please limit free magic pumpkins to one per registered child guest under 12.
Fang-tastic Fall Festival
Yogi Bear™ doesn’t want to frighten his little friends with ghosts and goblins, so this weekend is designed for kids twelve and under. A “non-scary” Halloween celebration for the weekend that includes the Magic pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, color your Yogi Bear™ Halloween tote bag for candy collecting ($), costume and site/cabin decorating contests and of course trick or treating for the kids. Prizes for first-fifth places in site/cabin decorating contests. (Bring candy for 450-500 kids.)
Too Cute to Spook Fall Festival
October Yogi Bear™ doesn’t want to frighten his little friends with ghosts and goblins, so this weekend is designed for kids twelve and under. A “non-scary” Halloween celebration for the weekend that includes the Magic pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, color your Yogi Bear™ Halloween tote bag for candy collecting ($), costume and site/cabin decorating contests and of course trick or treating for the kids. Prizes for first-fifth places in site/cabin decorating contests. (Bring candy for 450-500 kids.)2-4
Hocus Pocus Halloween Weekend
Spooktacular Halloween Weekend
Fright Night Halloween Weekend
Last Blast Monster Mash Halloween Weekend
October 30-Nov 1
The Haunted Forest opens its gates for four weekends this season. Each cabin/campsite will get two free admission passes to the Forest. Loads of fun and plenty of spooks! Arts and crafts and activities as usual, Pumpkin carving, costume contest and campsite/cabin decorating contest! Halloween campers are known for competitive decorating, outdoor cooking and having a good time. Prizes awarded for first-fifth places in campsite/cabin contests. Don’t forget candy for the trick or treaters (approx. 450-500 kids)!
Veterans may camp for free one night, Friday Nov 6th through Sunday Nov. 8th, this week. Please make your reservations ahead of time.
Give thanks for our abundances and spend time with family and friends. Planned recreational activities through the week! Cabins and campsites available.