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Preparing for your upcoming family vacation can be a hassle, which is why we put together 6 tips to help you get ready for your next camping trip! Whether it’s your first time camping at Jellystone Park™ Lakes Region, or you consider our Camp-Resort to be your home away from home, these tips are sure to help your family. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your best vacation ever!

PACK EXTRA CLOTHES

The weather forecast is constantly changing, so make sure to pack clothes for all types of occasions! Camping in the spring? Pack a raincoat, rain boots, and umbrella. If you’re camping in the summer — a swimsuit, lightweight clothes, and a light jacket are a must. For fall camping, make sure to bring a heavier jacket for the cool breeze!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ATTRACTIONS

During your stay, make sure to set time aside to explore all that our Camp-Resort has to offer. From Northeast Pond to our jumping pillow, your family will be busy from dawn to dusk with our line-up of attractions! Plus, our recreation team plans activities each week – all centered around a specific theme! Take advantage of these activities for a vacation the kids will never forget.

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PREPARE FOR RAINY DAYS

Although we don’t want to think about it, camping and rainy days tend to go hand in hand. To combat this, we recommend bringing some activities that you can do inside your cabin, RV, or tent! Some ideas include a deck of cards and board games. Our recreation team will also do their best to move our scheduled activities inside or offer take-and-go crafts! This way, you’ll have fun — rain or shine!

PROTECT YOURSELF

It’s extremely important to protect yourself from all that Mother Nature provides, so make sure to pack sunscreen and bug spray! Instead of worrying about sunburn or mosquito bites, you’ll be focused on R&R and quality family time.

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MEAL PREP AHEAD OF TIME

Once you arrive at Jellystone Park™, the kids are going to want to explore and do anything but stay inside! In order to avoid time spent preparing for dinner, do the meal prep at home! Taking time to cut veggies or marinate foods ahead of time is a great choice. Plus, the kids will thank you for it!

PACK FOR CLEANUP

We can all agree that packing to leave is the worst part about vacations. Make the process easier by packing plenty of garbage bags, paper towels, and dish soap. We recommend designating one trash bag for garbage and the other for recyclables. Yogi Bear™ & friends appreciate you keeping their home clean and tidy!

We hope these tips make you feel better prepared for your next camping trip. You can also download our countdown calendar for other tips and tricks we have – like signing up for Club Yogi™ Rewards, checking out our add-ons, and more! We can’t wait to welcome you soon.

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Find out when the fall foliage will peak where you live via the link in our bio. 🗺
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Our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest ends this Monday, 9/5! Be sure to enter for your chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl! 📸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
STEPS:⁠⁠
1) Take a photo having your best vacation ever at our Camp-Resort!⁠⁠
2) Share your photo on our Facebook page or post on Instagram with @lakesregionjellystone #lakesregionjellystone and #bestvacationever⁠⁠
3) After Labor Day, we will select 5 finalists and you will vote which photo should be this year's winner!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the terms & conditions. Start snapping!
...

Arts & crafts are fun. Arts & crafts with friends are better. ...

It's #NationalDogDay! ⁠

We PAWS-itively love our 4-legged campers and have pet-friendly cabins and campsites as well as a Bark Park for them to play in! 🐾 ⁠

Celebrate your furry friend and bring them along on your next camping trip — book one now with the link in our bio! Woof!
...

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Wondering what we have planned for the long holiday weekend? You can expect ice cream socials, movie nights, dance parties, live music, & plenty of mischief from Yogi Bear™! 💕⁠

Click the link in our bio to book your end of summer getaway now.
...

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Read our guide to camping etiquette via the link in bio!
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There's nothing like returning to a peaceful campsite after a day of fun. 😊⁠

To check availability for all sites, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Who doesn't love candy bar bingo?⁠

To see our full upcoming activity schedule, just tap the link in our bio!
...

With Labor Day just around the corner, we're getting ready to wave goodbye 👋 to our peak season!⁠

If you want to take advantage of everything that peak season has to offer (daily activities, fuller hours, more camping neighbors, & jam-packed fun), then come and visit us before it's over!⁠

To check availability, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Relax on the porch of your Meadow Cottage!⁠

To take a closer look inside this cabin, just tap the link in our bio.
...

Did you know - the perfect family vacation can exist outside of the weekend? There are tons of perks to creating memories during the week: Avoiding the crowds, taking in the peace & quiet, and enjoying the lower rates. Read our latest blog to learn more! Link in bio. ...

There is still time to participate in our #bestvacationever photo contest! You could have a chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl.⁠ 📸⁠⁠⁠
⁠⁠⁠
Now through Labor Day, post a photo of you having your BEST VACATION EVER at Jellystone Park™ Lakes Region on our Facebook or Instagram page! Be sure to tag us with @lakesregionjellystone #lakesregionjellystone AND #bestvacationever to be entered!⁠⁠⁠
⁠⁠⁠
Start snapping!⁠ Click the link in our bio to view the terms & conditions.⁠⁠
...

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🔸 Stay 5 nights (check-in Sunday, check-out Friday) for 35% OFF ⁠⁠
🔸 Stay 4 nights (check-in Sunday or Monday, check-out Thursday or Friday) for 27% OFF⁠⁠

Take advantage of this awesome deal while you can. Just tap the link in our bio to book!
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