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Northgate Set to Open N.C. Jellystone Park in Aug.

Boats are shown on the shores of a lake at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Golden Valley, N.C.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Northgate Resorts will reopen the former Girl Scout camp in Golden Valley, N.C., as a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort on Wednesday, Aug. 1, according to a press release. 

“We’re very excited to reopen this beautiful campground at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a Jellystone Park Camp-Resort,” said Zachary Bossenbroek, CEO of Northgate Resorts. The park will initially be open for cabin and tent rentals, though we will have other camping options available, including ‘glamping’ tents, later this year. We’ll be adding RV sites for our 2019 camping season.”

Families will be able to enjoy numerous activities as soon as the park opens, including a jumping pillow and jumping pad; canoeing and kayaking; swimming in the lake; outdoor movies, playground; scavenger hunts, volleyball, basketball, hiking trails, horseshoes, arts & crafts, Gaga ball, gem-mining, “Hey Hey” Wagon Rides, Candy Bar Bingo and dance parties.

Themed weeks and weekends will commence at the Jellystone Park in Golden Valley during the first week of August with scout themed activities, including a nature hike and an educational talk on native plants of North Carolina.

A “Double Dare Week” is scheduled for Aug. 20-26. Activities will include a pie-eating contest, root beer chugging and green slime relays.

There will also be six consecutive Halloween themed weekends starting Sept. 21, with campsite and cabin decorating contests, costume parades with the bears, pumpkin painting contests and trick or treating.

A complete schedule of upcoming activities is available at www.campgoldenvalley.com.

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