Campground bike rideYogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™ and our activities staff want to make sure that you'll have a great time camping with us at Jellystone Park™ in Indian River. Daily activities will always include a chance for everyone to visit with Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™, as well as games, crafts, wagon rides, candy bar bingo and evening cartoons. Theme weekends provide extra fun and excitement for the whole family!


Campground Capers 2015

Weekend activities begin as soon as we open for the season.  Daily activites will begin on June 10.

May 15:  Campground opens for the season.

May 15 - 17:  Campground Clean-up Weekend:  Bring your work gloves and rakes and give us 5 hrs. of your time on Saturday helping us spruce up for the season, and we'll give you FREE camping on Friday and Saturday night!  Cabins are available for $30.00/night (rustic) or $50.00/night (comfort) in exchange for your work!  Canadian guests can camp Sunday night for $15.00...Happy Victoria Day!

May 22- 25:  Memorial Day Weekend:  Pool opens for the seaon.  No minimum stay required in campsites, 2 night minumum in rentals.  Join us for a weekend full of activity to kick off the summer!  

May 29 - 31:  Viva Italiano!  Celebrate the Italian in you, and cap off Saturday evening with a spaghetti supper ($) at the Pavilion.

June 5 - 7:  Games Weekend:  Join us for a game of "Campground Mystery", a Bunco Party, Twister,  and more.  Make a game to take with you for camping trips.

June 12 - 14:  Lighthouse Weekend:  The Michigan Lighthouse Festival is happening this weekend in St. Ignace, and we'll be celebrating lighthouses here at the park with lighthouse crafts and a special Lighthouse Hole-in-One contest in the minigolf. 

June 19 - 21:  Fathers Day Weekend:   A relaxing good time for dad and his family; ice cream social on Saturday with free sundaes for dads.

June 26 - 28:  Western Rodeo:  Rodeo style games/competitions for all, and western crafts. 

July 1:  Canada Day:  Special activities for our friends to the north.  

July 3 - 5:  Independence Weekend at Jellystone Park™:  Plenty of old fashioned fun to be had at the Boo Boo™Backyard Carnival this, prizes, face-painting, parades and more...

July 10 - 12:  Christmas in July:  All your favorite Christmas activities... Make an ornament, decorate Yogi Bear's Christmas tree, decorate a Christmas cookie, or make a graham cracker house.  Santa Claus will visit on Saturday evening and pass out gifts at the pavilion(parents please bring a small gift for your children for Santa to give to them).  We'll have a decorated sites contest for a chance to win free camping, and we'll cap off Saturday evening with a quiet walk through the campground to view all the decorated sites.

July 17 - 19:  Pirates Weekend:  We'll have our buried treasure hunt like in years past, but with a completely new twist this year!  We'll also have  treasure hunts for the younger and the youngest bucaneers.

July 24 - 26:  Mexican Fiesta:  Pull out your Sombrero and Serape and join us for a weekend of fun, Mexican style. Bring your best recipe for our Salsa/ Queso contest at the Virgin Margarita Hour on Saturday. Pinatas for the kids, and more.

July 31 - August 2:  Haunted Halloween:  A full moon on Friday beckons you to the wooded campground for a weekend of Halloween activities.  Saturday will be filled with crafts and games and Trick-or-Treat around Chipmunk Circle.  After dark venture down to the haunted Ranger's house! 

August 14 - 16:  Yogi Bear's Birthday Bash:  Its time again for us to help Yogi Bear celebrate his birthday.  That means cake and ice cream for all, and Cindy Bear™ will arrive for a special one week visit!

August 14 - 23:  Cindy Bear will be visiting at Indian River.

August 21 - 23:  Valentines Day with Cindy Bear:  Last weekend was Yogi Bear's special weekend, this one will be for Cindy Bear.  Show your love and make Cindy Bear a valentine!

August 28 - 30:  Aliens and Monsters:  Oh My!  Bring your scariest alien or monster costume for the weekend.  Make a sock monster...and more

 September 4 - 7:  Labor Day Weekend:  Wrap up the summer Mardi Gras style.  Crafts, parade, beads...

September 8:  Pool closes for the season.

September 11 - 13:  

September 18 - 20:  Thanksgiving at Jellystone Park:  Football, thanksgiving crafts and our Thanksgiving potluck!  We'll take care of the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and beverages, and just ask that campers who wish to take part in the meal bring a dish for 6-8 to share.

September 25 - 27:  Fall Festival - Crafts at Camp:  We're inviting crafters from around the tip of the mitt to camp with us this weekend and exhibit/sell their crafts.  Of course all the regular Jellystone Park™ activites will be happening as well.  Event will be open to the public. 

September 30:  Campground closes for the season.  HAPPY HIBERNATION!

  Themes and/or activites are subject to change without notice.








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