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2018 Theme Weekends


May 18th - 20th Staff Training Weekend & Free Weekend Give-A-Way

Let's help our new 2018 staff get ready for the season. Come on out and enjoy our movie night in our playground area where you may drive a golf cart to, bring a lawn chair or just a blanket to sit on. We will also have wagon rides, arts & crafts and more. We are offering stay one night get one night free on site rental or Cabin this weekend if you stay a minimum of two (2) nights with discounts in all departments including all Golf Cart rental this weekend. Mini Golf special, pay 1 get 1 FREE, 20% off Yogi Bear souvenirs with a minimum $20 purchase. Each camping family that stays with us for the weekend will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE weekend.

May 25th - 28th Memorial Weekend "Wake up the Bears"

Yogi Bear™ and his friends are excited to wake up and see all of theirs friends and hoping they are bringing picnic baskets of course. We will wake them up on Saturday so bring the family and your cameras. We will have our very own Yogi Bear's Band Jellystone Park Jam, featuring some of our famous musicians from our park to entertain and get your dancing feet moving as we kick off the 2017 40th Anniversary season. Then on Sunday night we will have The Stingrays Band, featuring 50s & 60s music so dig out your costumes and dancing shoes for our contest. There will be wagon rides, Yogi Bear on the Loose, Movie Night on Friday, Arts and Crafts and plenty of activities for the whole family. Please join us on Sunday for a special tribute ceremony for our veterans and troops. There will be a special wagon ride/golf cart parade, 21-gun salute ceremony from the American Legion. If able and available our veterans are asked to wear their uniforms. There will be a golf cart decorating contest prior to the memorial ceremony so you can show your love and patriotism to our veterans and join the parade afterwards. We will have Sterling Crown Carnival back all weekend. Don't forget breakfast will be available Sunday morning and check out time is 6 pm on Monday.

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June 2nd - 4th 20% Off Camper Appreciation/Hero Weekend

To honor all our heros, you will receive 20% off your weekend rental, including cabins. Movie Night Friday in our playground area. Our kids are so important to us here at Jellystone Park that we again will be having our awesome Portage Fire and Police Departments coming out to see the kids on Saturday. They will have a fire truck, ambulance and police car on hand as well as fingerprinting for the kids and maybe a special visit from one of our K-9 officers. Again this year we will have split the pot, connecting number games on Saturday evening, the more $$ the bigger the pot and our Golf Cart drive in Movie night in our playground. We will be having our annual Hog Roast on Saturday afternoon. Everyone is invited, if you would like to bring a dish to share you may. There will be food specials at our Picnic Basket all weekend and 20% off any souvenir purchase of $20 or more in the Ranger Station. Wagon Rides, Arts & Crafts, Yogi Bear on the Loose and fun for the whole family.

June 9th - 11th Cinco de Mayo Week

Sounds of Santana will be our entertainment for Saturday night. Pot Luck Dinner Saturday evening with a raffle drawing, bring a dish to share. (1 ticket for each dish donated to the potluck). We hope to have some special surprise guests. Musical chairs and pass the sombrero games along with our Volleyball tournament.

June 16th - 18th Rhythm and Blues Weekend

Once again we will be offering BBQ Rib Tip Dinner Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Get your dancing shoes on because first time performing here is The Top of the Line band that will perform Saturday night to entertain. Wagon Rides, arts & crafts, pool games, Friday night movie, Yogi Bear on the loose and so much more.

June 23rd - 25th Parents Weekend Special


Because we love our moms and dads so much we are having once again the ever popular beer and pretzel plus wine and cheese tasting on Saturday just for them. (You must be 21 years old to participate). We will also have a special gift for each mom and dad. We will be having a motorcycle show on Saturday afternoon, entry fee and cash prizes to the top 3 bikes. Proceeds from the show will benefit the bicycle safety event later in the summer. The Rave-On Band will be our musical entertainment on Saturday night. Our annual Fishing tournament will be on Sunday with trophies for the winners. Arts and crafts, lite stick wagon ride, movie on Friday night, and so much more. Great family weekend!

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June 30th - July 4th Independence Day Weekend (3-night minimum) Get the 4th Night Free

Help us celebrate our Country's Independence, we have lots planned, stay an extra night on us! Our Firework Display from Mad Bomber will kick off the weekend on Friday at dusk over our lake along with a special DJ from 8pm to 11 pm. There will be a car show on Saturday afternoon. Entry fee and cash prizes to the top 3 cars. Proceeds will benefit the bicycle safety event later this summer. Saturday evening we will kick off our independence party with Dave Thomas "Memories of the King" an "Elvis" Tribute Artist will be our entertainment. Then Sheryl Youngblood and "The Say Yes" Band. Monday night will be movie night in our playground. Site decorating, crafts, games, Jr. Ranger program, wagon rides and plenty for the whole family. Don't forget to join us for Breakfast on Sunday morning and check out time is 6 pm on Monday.

July 7th - 9th Hoe Down/Yogi and the Bandits Weekend

The "Over the Hill Gang" has stolen the gold and kidnapped Yogi Bear. Be on the look-out for them and have your water guns ready. This wagon ride hold-up has been a fan favorite for years and everyone looks forward to apprehending the bandits and giving them a good soaking. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. Back again by request will be "David Alan Country Entertainer" to entertain you and your family on Saturday night.

July 14th - 16th Doo Wop Weekend

Everyone loves Root Beer Floats, BOGO free at the Pic a nic Basket. Get your Saddle Shoes ready for Saturday night sock hop and join Yogi Bear in our dance contest with the one and only Spaniels Band. Hula Hoop, Limbo and Bubble gum blowing contests along with much more. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including Yogi Bear and Cindy Bear on the loose.

July 21st - 23rd Hawaiian Weekend


If you are a chocolate lover, this is your weekend. Join us in chocolate candy bar Bingo, old fashion cake walk, chocolate finger painting and much more. We will have our Ice Cream Social including several chocolate toppings for a nominal fee Saturday afternoon. Drive in movie, scavenger hunt for the golden ticket redeemable for an awesome prize. Music and dancing with a professional Radio Station DJ, Mix 510.

July 28th - 30th Christmas in July Weekend

"Holiday Toy Drive" Bring a new unwrapped toy for our Holiday Toy drive. Enjoy great food fest Saturday (Nominal fees will apply), Site decorating contest, trim the tree with Yogi Bear and Santa, Decorate Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade where they will be handing out treats to all of the children and picture taking will be available. Take part in the Christmas Raffles. Christmas parade on Saturday with Santa and Mrs. Claus, golf carts and bicycles welcome on the parade route through the park. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. To kick off this wonderful weekend, Friday evening for your dancing pleasure will be "Who's Following Who" Band and on Saturday back by popular demand will be "Five Guys named Moe Band".

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August 4th - 6th Yogi Bear's Birthday Celebration

We love our Yogi Bear so help us celebrate his birthday all weekend. We will be having our drive in Movie night on Friday night. Join us Saturday afternoon for the amazing Magic Show featuring Matt Kalitta. After that, surprise Yogi Bear with his Birthday Cake and singing "Happy Birthday" where everyone receives FREE cake. Saturday afternoon we will be having a bicycle decorating contest and safety event. There will be special surprises for the kids who participate. Saturday evening at the Pool Complex we will have our Beer Garden with games, raffles, pull tabs and a DJ for 21 and up and our Kids Lock in/ Pool Party (minimal entry fee.) Arts & Crafts, Wagon ride with Yogi Bear, scavenger hunts; Yogi Bear will be on the loose. For others we will have the Blues Kids Band at the stage area for your entertainment.

August 11th - 13th Boo Boo's Halloween Weekend


Join us for a Hauntingly Ghoulish time this weekend. If brave enough Friday night, join us for our Beach Bonfire along with some of the scariest ghost stories. Our awesomely haunted house will be ready for you to enter, if you dare! (Minimal entry fee) Trick or Treating will be from 3 pm to 5 pm Saturday (plan on candy for 200 kids), sign up for our Site decorating, trophies to the winners. Arts & crafts, games, food contest, spooky wagon ride, costume contest and for your monster mash dancing pleasure we will have a professional Radio DJ MIX 510 Saturday evening.

August 18th - 20th Our 40th Anniversary Weekend
Help us celebrate our 40 years as a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. We will be celebrating all weekend long starting with 40% off site rate for second night, 40% off all clothing in the Ranger Station along with a DJ on Friday night and The Relics Band on Saturday night. We will have specials all weekend long with wagon rides, arts & craft and much more. Join us Saturday afternoon for our old fashion carnival games and our 3rd annual Chili Cook Off! Cash prizes to the winners (guarantee $40.00 1st place) There will also be a taste of Yogi on Saturday so bring your taste buds. We will be having a Remote Control Car Race on Saturday afternoon, trophies to the winners. On Sunday we will offer BOGO Mini Golf, Waterslide and Boat Rentals all day.


August 25th - 27th Fiesta Weekend

El Compa Jullian Gomez Band Saturday Night, Washington Park "Zoo to You" program joins us again for a great afternoon of animal education. Pinata fun, music, arts and crafts, pool games, Yogi Bear on the Loose and plenty more fun for the whole family. Pot Luck Dinner Saturday evening with a raffle drawing, bring a dish to share. (1 ticket for each dish donated to the potluck). We hope to have some special surprise guests that include dancing horses, carriage rides, and dancers.

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Sept.1st - 4th Labor Day Weekend "Put the Bears to Bed"

What an incredible summer we all have had. Our bears love being with everyone but they are plum tired out and it's time to put them to bed. So let's have the best end of summer party ever! We have a, raffle, crafts, games, food contests and so much more. A surprise band will entertain us on Saturday night and Sheryl Youngblood and "The Say Yes Band" will close out this great season. So put your dancing shoes on and let's have a great time, on Sunday night. We will put the Bears to bed on Monday with games and treats for all of the kids. Don't forget, Breakfast on Sunday morning and check out time is 6 pm on Monday. This year if you have a paddle boat, kayak, sail boat, canoe, or trolling motor boat you will want to participate in our 1st annual boat decorating and parade on Lake Minnehaha event Sunday early evening. We want to see our lake lit up with all of your boats to help us say good-bye to the 2017 season. Thank you for a great 2017 season and we look forward to seeing next weekend for our fantastic sale.

Sept.8th - 10th 40th Fall Weekend/Clean Up/Yard Sale
Our thank you for celebrating our last weekend of our 40th Anniversary in the 2017 season with 40% off all site, cabin and golf cart rentals. There will be fantastic sales at our Ranger Station (40% off) and Pic a Nic Basket (Buy one get one free). Flea Market Sale all weekend long at your campsite, will help you clean out your camper for the winter and get rid of those hardly used items. Our bears are in hibernation but our recreation department will be here. We will have a movie in the playground Saturday night along with wagon rides and activities with recreation Saturday and Sunday.




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