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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 BearTM 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 "Sounds of Santana" to entertain and get your dancing feet moving as we kick off the 2018 season. Then on Sunday night we will have "The Rave On Band." There will be wagon rides, Yogi BearTM 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. 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 1st - 3rd   Get Aquainted Weekend

Meet Yogi BearTM BooBooTM and Staff at our Ice Cream Social ($).  Full hook up for only $40 per night, Tent sites $30 per night and Cabins at 20% off, per night, all for a family of two adults and up to three children. Our kids are so important for 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. 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 BearTM on the loose and fun for the whole family.

June 8th - 10th Rhythm & Blues Weekend

Once again we will be offering BBQ Rib Tip Dinner Saturday from 4pm - 7pm. Get your dancing shoes on because one of our very own, Randall Willis with "The Top of the Line" band will perform Saturday night to entertain. Wagon Rides, Arts & Crafts, pool games, Friday night movie, Yogi BearTM on the loose and so much more.

June 15th - 17th Parents Weekend

Because our bears were in hibernation on Mother's Day and 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. "The Rave On Band" will be our musical entertainment on Saturday night. Kids Pool Party Saturday 6-11pm. $ fee includes pizza, pop and games. 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!

June 22nd - 24th Taste of Yogi Weekend

Everyone is invited to join in our taste. Call ahead for more info and sign up details. All tastes will be $1 each (the first $25 will go into our recreation fund for our teens) and the winner will receive a one-of-a-kind trophy. We will have a few secret tasters who will determine the winner. We will also have an old fashioned carnival with games for the children. Yogi BearTM and his friends will be out tasting their way throughout the afternoon along with wagon rides, arts and crafts and much more. We will have a professional radio station DJ, MIX 510 for our Saturday night family entertainment.

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June 29th - July 1st  Wild West/Yogi and the Bandits Weekend 


The "Over the Hill Gang" has stolen the gold and kidnapped Yogi BearTM. 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; join us in our trial and giving them a good soaking. Limited seating, children will be first, then adults. Enter, if you dare, our chili cook off on Saturday afternoon - fees will apply for the tasters. Cash prize awarded to the winner. Sign up in the Ranger Station no later than Friday evening. There will be plenty of activites for the whole family. We will have "South Shore Regulators" (country rock band) to entertain you and your family on Saturday night.

July 6th - 9th Independence Day Weekend (3-night minimum stay, get the 4th night free. 

Help us celebrate our Country's Independence. We have lots planned and you can stay an extra night on us! You might come in on Thursday, or stay the extra day on Monday, however works best for your schedule. We will have our very own Sheryl Youngblood and the "Say Yes Band" on Friday night to kick off your fantastic weekend. Then, on Saturday evening, we will continue our independence party with Dave Thomas "Memories of the King," an "Elvis" Tribute Artist our entertainment, along with our Firework Display from Mad Bomber over our lake at dusk. Sunday night will be movie nigh 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. Check out time is 6pm on Sunday and Monday.

July 13th - 15th Hawaiian Weekend

Bring your favorite bright colored shirts and grass skirts for activities on the beach. Yogi BearTM will teach his style of the Hula and will lead the limbo contest. See how long you can keep the hula hoop going. There will be trophies and prizes for the winners. There will be crafts, sand castle building, beach volleyball, coconut bowling and much more. Join us in our Kids Pool Party, Saturday 6-11pm. ($) entry fee, pizza, pop and games. Sign up in the Ranger Station. Back again by request will be a professional Radio Station DJ, MIX 510 to entertain you and your family on Saturday night.

July 20th - 22nd Legends Weekend


Back by popular demand will be our very own Joe Zirconia aka Neil Diamond, with special guests, Tom Jones and Rod Stewart for our Saturday evening entertainment. Bring the family, including grandma and grandpa, down to the stage Saturday evening their legendary performance. Everyone loves Root Beer Floats - BOGO free at the Pic a Nic Basket. There will be plenty of activites for the whole family, including Hula hoop and food contests with Yogi BearTM and Cindy BearTM on the loose.

July 27th - 29th 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 BearTM and Santa and 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 are welcome on the parade route through the park. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. Back by popular demand will be "Five Guys named Moe Band" on Saturday evening for the whole family.

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August 3rd - 5th BooBoo's Halloween Weekend

Join us for a Hauntingly Ghoulish time this weekend. If you are brave enough, join us Friday night 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 3pm to 5pm Saturday (plan on candy for 200 kids). Sign up for our Site decorating - there are trophies for the winners. Arts & crafts, games, food contest, spooky wagon ride, costume contest and for your monster mash dancing pleasure we will have a DJ Randall Saturday evening.



August 10th - 12th Yogi Bear'sTM Birthday Celebration

We love our Yogi BearTM so help us celebrate his birthday all weekend. We will have our drive in Movie night on Friday night. Join us and surprise Yogi BearTM with his Birthday Cake and singing "Happy Birthday" - everyone receives FREE cake. Saturday afternoon we will have a bicycle decorating contest. There will be special surprises for the kids who participate. Saturday evening at the Pool Complex we will have our Beer Garden, including wine, pop and coffee,  games, raffles, pull tabs and a DJ (for those who are 21 and up), and our Kids Lock in/ Pool Party (minimal entry fee.) Arts & Crafts, Wagon ride with Yogi Bear,TM and scavenger hunts; Yogi Bear will be on the loose. 

August 17th - 19th

     Fairy Tale Weekend


Come join us for an enchanting weekend where your favorite stories come alive. Join Yogi BearTM and Snow White for Saturday afternoon cookies and tea. Help Alice find NivensMctwisp and win a prize.

Join us Saturdy afternoon for the amazing Magic Show featuring Matt Kalitta.

Enter our Fairy Tale costume contest, join in and be a knight at our foam sword duel. Pass the golden egg ballon game plus arts & crafts, moonlight wagon ride and much more. Bring the family to our stage area for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing Saturday night with a special DJ for your entertainment.

August 24th - 26th

Fiesta Weekend


El Compa Jullian Gomez Band will be our entertainment Saturday night; Pinata fun, music, arts & crafts, pool games, Yogi BearTM 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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August 31st - September 3rd 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. We will have The Relics band to entertain us on Saturday night and Sheryl Youngblood and "The Say Yes Band" will close out this great season TM. So put your dancing shoes on and let's have a great time. 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 6pm on Monday. Thank you for a great 2018 season and we look forward to seeing you next weekend for our fantastic sale. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share your memories.

Sept.7th - 9th Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale
Our thank you for celebrating our last weekend in the 2018 season with 40% off all site, cabin and golf cart rentals with a two-night minimum. There will be fantastic sales at our Ranger Station (up to 40% off) and Pic a Nic Basket (Buy one get one free). We will have a Thanksgiving Potluck Feast Saturday afternoon. The Pic a Nic Basket will provide turkey and everyone who brings a dish will receive a ticket to enter our drawing for a fantastic prize. Flea Market Sale all weekend long at your campsite: Time to 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, wagon rides and activities with recreation Saturday and Sunday.




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