Themes & Events

Jellystone Park™ has exciting events throughout the season! Fun themes and activities center on holidays, seasons of the year and other special days. Take a look at what we’re planning this year. Then book your family’s extra-terrific getaway. See you soon!

Please note: Shoulder Season activities and amenities have reduced availability. Shoulder Season: April 20-June 21, September 4-October 28. Prime Season: June 22-September 3. All activities are subject to change at any time.

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    Under the Sea Week August 13-19

    What wonderful life forms are found under the sea? We’ll learn all about starfish, sharks, mollusks, fish, and other aqua specimens. Children will play challenge games and then use something fishy to make a unique art project! Plus, we’ll have the live entertainment here playing some sweet jams while we enjoy a delicious seafood dinner.

    Local Events:
    Hudson Valley Ribfest | 8/17-8/19
    Check out the Facebook event here!

  • Double Dare Week August 20-26

    Kids, are you brave enough to do messy stunts and eat gross food? We are going to surprise you with all kinds of kooky, yucky, fun challenges for our double dare competition! Other events this week include crafts, “Hey Hey” Rides, candy bar bingo, evening movies, jumping pillow games, and more! Come join in our fishing, volleyball, and horseshoe tournaments this weekend.

    The Grille Wagon
    Tuesday, August 21st
    Saturday, August 25th


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    Labor Day Week August 27-September 3

    Come join us as we celebrate the last holiday of the summer season with Yogi Bear™ and his friends. Participate in arts & crafts, “Hey Hey” Rides, an adult horseshoe tournaments, pancake breakfast, candy bar bingo, glow stick hayrides, ice cream socials and more! Enjoy live entertainment of all kinds, too!

  • Wacky Weird Science Weekend September 7-9

    Put on your lab coat and glasses and get ready to get messy! Watch what happens when you mix Diet Coke and Mentos, along with other crazy hands-on experiments that ooze, smoke and explode! Saturday, watch a spectacular show presented by our friends at Mad Science. Tie dye a t-shirt, go on a “weird” scavenger hunt and enjoy another great dance party. Are you a homeschool family? Enjoy 20% OFF any reservation that includes at least one weekday night. Must call and mention Homeschool Discount to take advantage of this deal.


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    Dinosaur Weekend September 14-16

    This weekend is going to dino-mite! We’ll have tons of fun dino games and arts & crafts. Search for fossils with Yogi Bear™ and learn about dinosaurs throughout the weekend!

    Local Events:
    Taste of New Paltz | September 16
    Check out the Facebook event here!

  • Chili Con Carne Close-up In A Frying Pan Top View
    Tailgate & Chili Cook-Off Weekend September 21-23

    Come relax and visit Yogi Bear™ and friends and enjoy the festivities of the fall season. Bring your best chili to the Rec Hall to see who will take home the title of “Jellystone Park’s Best Chili.” Bring plenty, as campers will get to be the judge! We’ll have a dance party on Saturday night!

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    Halloween Weekends I-V

    September 28-30, October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28

    One day of Halloween fun is just not enough, so we have five weekends full of it! Camp with us for our first Halloween Weekend of the season for spooky fun crafts, decorated pumpkin competitions, a costume contest, daytime Trick-or-Treating around the park and a monster mash DJ dance party at night. Be sure to bring BIG bags of candy for the trick-or-treaters! We have a wide range of spooky and non-spooky activities and attractions so everyone has fun while camping! Beware of the frights and sights that lurk around Jellystone Park™ after dark though! Our site decorating contest just can’t be beat, as scariest, funniest and most original site decorations all win a camp credit certificate.

    Local Events:
    Hudson Valley Garlic Festival | 9/28 & 9/29
    Check out the website here!

There are so many fun things to do at Jellystone Park™!
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