Lots of Father’s Day Fun for Jellystone Parks!

June 11, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Lots of Father’s Day Fun for Jellystone Parks!

Families across America will be creating memories to last a lifetime this weekend by celebrating Father’s Day with camping trips to their nearest Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, according to a news release.

“We’ve got everything from scavenger hunts and wheelbarrow races to father-son lookalike contests and our famous Miss Jellystone Park contests, where dads dress up in ladies attire and strut their stuff,” said Michele Wisher, director of marketing for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Jellystone Parks across the country.

Jellystone Parks are famous for their family-friendly activities, which also include kids crafts, themed weekend activities throughout the camping season and, of course, visits by Yogi the Bear.

Here’s a sampling of Father’s Day weekend activities taking place at Jellystone Parks across the country:

  • Jellystone Park in Bagley, Wis.: Dad versus kids scavenger hunt; father and child wheelbarrow races; shaving races; and a wacky race where the dads are the pit crew.
  • Jellystone Park in Eufaula, Okla.: Father-son lookalike contest; dad versus kids rootbeer drinking contest; fishing tournament; arts and crafts; family movies; and a scavenger hunt.
  • Jellystone Park in Frankenmuth, Mich.: Father’s Day crafts; family wiffle ball game; tug of war and snipe hunt; geocaching; and bucket brigade.
  • Jellystone Park in Woodridge, N.Y.: Activities include Dad’s Pie Challenge — similar to the Newlywed Game, dads are asked to fill out a questionnaire before the game, then the questions are posed to dad’s family members and dad’s answers are read out loud. If dad gets an answer wrong, he gets a pie in the face. Actually, it’s a pie tin filled with whipped cream.
  • Jellystone Park in Indian River, Mich.: Make a kite to participate in a father-child kite flying event; scavenger hunt; ice cream social; old fashioned backyard cookout / potluck on Saturday night.
  • Jellystone Park in Luray, Va.: Father’s Day Week activities include crafts; fishing contest; big splash contest; dads versus kids water balloon fight; and a cornhole tournament.
  • Jellystone Park in Madison, Fla.: Activities include a father-child lookalike contest.
  • Jellystone Park in Natural Bridge Station, Va.: Father’s Day Super Hero Academy Weekend; dress as your favorite superhero or create a new masked identity; test your super powers in a man (or woman) of steel training course; and have a wet and wild water balloon faceoff.
  • Jellystone Park in Plymouth, Ind.: Annual father-child fishing derby; Dad versus kids in rootbeer drinking contest; Sing to dad at Karaoke event; and a father-daughter dance on Saturday night.
  • Jellystone Park in Robert, La.: Fishing with dad; Dad and kids pair up to compete in a potato sack race; watermelon eating contest; Dads compete in ladies attire for the Miss Jellystone Park crown.
  • Jellystone Park in Silver Lake, Mich.: Fishing competition; ladder ball; football relays; Dads wear ladies’ attire to compete in Miss Jellystone Park Contest; and a Father of the Year Contest.
  • Jellystone Park at Yonder Hill in Madison, Maine: Dress up dad in ladies’ attire for the annual Miss Jellystone Park Contest, with judging based on hairiest legs, brightest lipstick, most stylish hair, prettiest earrings and overall beauty; volleyball with father-son teams; and a steak barbecue with Yogi.
  • Lake Monroe Jellystone in Bloomington, Ind.: Dad’s Pirate Party; Make your own treasure chests; scavenger hunts; and pirate face painting.
  • Nashville Jellystone in Nashville, Tenn.: Father’s Day Week activities include dad versus kids Olympics; tug of war; dad-kid pizza eating contest; and Father’s Day crafts.

About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 79 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Its camp-resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit




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