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Mill Run Jellystone Park Plans ‘Olympic Weekend’

May 21, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Father’s Day weekend is fast approaching, and that’s when the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Mill Run, Pa., will have a series of special events, including a paintball challenge and a “Ms. Jellystone Contest,” in which the contestants are the dads!

“It’s a lot of fun,” said park manager Tracy Czambel, adding that the western Pennsylvania campground will have activities and special events throughout the summer and fall, which complement the park’s growing list of attractions, which include water slides, swimming pools, a miniature golf course, a mining sluice, a paintball area, plus two, 250-foot-long snowless snow tubing tracks, which were just installed a few weeks ago.

“We have no shortage of activities and attractions to keep families and their children entertained,” Czambel said in a news release.

One of the park’s most popular weekends, in fact, is its Olympic Weekend, which takes place the last weekend in June. Individuals and teams sign up for several competitions, which take place in the swimming pool and slides as well as unusual events, including a peanut butter and jelly relay.

“The first person runs to a station and pulls out the bread, then the next person has to take the bread and run to the next station, open a jar of peanut butter and spread it on the bread,” she said. “The next person then runs with the bread to the jelly station to add the jelly, and then gives it to the last person on the team, who has to eat it.”

But there’s one catch.

“The last person on the team has to eat the sandwich without any iced tea or water. I have some pretty funny pictures of it.” Other challenging events include a watermelon toss and an obstacle course.

The park has a full lineup of different activities and themed weekends taking place every weekend right on through October, including a “Sweetheart and Battle of the Sexes Weekend,” which takes place July 23-25, and a Hawaiian Luau Weekend, which will be held Aug. 27-29, as well as several Halloween-themed events.

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