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Whether you’re looking to stay away from sharp objects and opt for a no-carve painted pumpkin, or want to test your artistic abilities with an intricate design, decorating a pumpkin for the fall season is an essential part of celebrating. Plus, it’s an amazing indoor activity for when the weather starts to get chillier. Keep reading for 5 incredible ideas from some of our own Jellystone Park™ team members! We’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin decorating ideas in the hopes that they’ll inspire your own festive creations.

“BURGER” ON THE GRILL

Who said cookouts are only for summer? It’s time to fire up that grill and grab some inspo from your favorite warm-weather eats. This pumpkin burger is such a creative way to decorate – anyone want to try a hot dog?

DOUGHNUT PLATTER

Pumpkins have never looked so sweet. Instead of grabbing the biggest, roundest pumpkin you can get your hands on, opt for these smaller (and cuter) versions for a fun twist on decorating. We love the sprinkles for an added touch on these pumpkin doughnuts– they look good enough to eat!

CAMPFIRE & TREATS

S’mores & a campfire are a necessity for every camping trip, no matter the season. Use these gooey treats as inspiration for your next pumpkin masterpiece! Just don’t mix them up with your real s’mores.

YOGI BEAR™ & FRIENDS MASTERPIECE

Here’s a challenge for all the artists out there. A pumpkin can act as a blank canvas for those who have skills they wish to put to the test. The opportunities are endless when choosing what to paint. Recreate a famous piece of art, paint something from your favorite movie or storybook, or “draw” inspiration from Yogi Bear™ himself!

CLOWN CARVING

Pick up that knife, mini saw, or the carving tool closest to you! While painting pumpkins results in less mess and is a safer option, if you have the correct tools and a great idea, carving a jack o’ lantern masterpiece is a great way to add some light to the night. Plus, who doesn’t secretly love cleaning out all the “guts” from your pumpkin?!

The creativity doesn’t have to end once the painting and carving is done!  Continue the festivities when you book a stay at Jellystone Park™ this October. We’ll award the Best Decorated Site (first place winner gets a prize valued at $500!), host costume contests, candy hunts, and celebrate all things pumpkin!

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🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

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Click the link in our bio to read now!
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We're hiring for Guest Relations staff, Recreation/Activities staff, and a Recreation/Activities Supervisor in addition to other positions. Click the link in our bio to learn more & apply!
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Have you heard about our BOGO deal for opening weekend? Pay for Friday and stay free on Saturday! For more info, just tap the link in our bio!
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Check out our latest blog for 5 reasons you should consider one (or multiple) add-ons when you book.⁠

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Good morning, campers! Today is the day.⁠

Let the camping season begin. 🏕️
...

A view like this could be yours at our Waterfront Premium Campsites. Book your stay today via the link in our bio! ...

Happy Mother's Day ❤️ ...

10 days until we open! 🙌🙌🙌⁠

May 14th is just around the corner, and we cannot wait to see children playing, s'mores over the fire, and our camping neighbors!⁠

Haven't booked your stay yet? Tap the link in our bio.
...

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If you’re feeling a bit like a nomad novice instead of a camping connoisseur, we’ve got you covered with 5 tips & tricks for your first camping adventure.⁠

Read our latest blog now by clicking the link in our bio.
...

With a plethora of events & deals happening this spring, what’s keeping you from camping?⁠

🎨 Color the Park Weekends | May 14 – 23⁠
⛺ Ultimate Camper Weekends | May 28 – June 13⁠

🥳 Opening Weekend BOGO | May 14 – 16⁠
🍎 Teacher Appreciation 20% OFF | May 21 – 23⁠

Visit our events and deals pages to learn more!
...

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 We love our planet and are honored to be a part of helping people get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Today, we encourage each of our campers to find a way they're able to improve their clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! ⁠

Here are some ideas:⁠

🌲 Swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠
🌲 Buy second hand or organize a clothing swap⁠
🌲 Ditch plastic grocery bags and use cloth & reusable ones instead⁠
🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

It's up to you! We're proud to say that by switching from paper to digital this past year, we saved over 24,061 pieces of paper. No matter how big or small, every action matters. Let's keep our planet healthy and beautiful for years to come!
...

Planning for an upcoming camping trip? Our latest blog offers 6 tips to help you prepare. 🙌⁠

Click the link in our bio to read now!
...

Today marks the beginning of #NationalParkWeek ! While we don’t have any national parks in our state, we’re still so fortunate to be surrounded by truly breathtaking nature. This picture is from the White Mountain National Forest.⁠

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about one of our nation’s parks, be sure to follow @nationalparkserivce !
...

We're hiring! 🐻 If you're looking for a fast-paced job that aims at helping families make lasting memories, we have the perfect position for you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
We're hiring for Guest Relations staff, Recreation/Activities staff, and a Recreation/Activities Supervisor in addition to other positions. Click the link in our bio to learn more & apply!
...

It’s officially 30 days until we open for another incredible season! We hope you can join in on the fun. 🐻🏕

Have you heard about our BOGO deal for opening weekend? Pay for Friday and stay free on Saturday! For more info, just tap the link in our bio!
...

Happy National Pet Day! Will you be taking your furry friend to camp this season? ...

It’s National Sibling Day! We’re looking forward to seeing many brothers and sisters having fun at camp this season! ...

From golf carts to hot tub rentals, we have an add-on to make your stay more convenient and FUN!⁠

Check out our latest blog for 5 reasons you should consider one (or multiple) add-ons when you book.⁠

Link in bio.
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