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Jellystone Parks to Celebrate Dads Over Father’s Day Weekend

As Father’s Day approaches, Jellystone Park locations across the country are preparing to celebrate with a variety of activities, including father-child mini-golf tournaments, fishing derbies, father-child look-alike contests, and dad joke contests, according to a press release.

“Each location has its own mix of activities to celebrate dad on his special day,” said Trent Hershenson, a father of two and director of marketing for Camp Jellystone, which franchises more than 75 Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada. “Some Jellystone Park locations will celebrate Father’s Day with an entire week’s worth of father-child activities.”

Celebrating Dad on his special day is Whispering Hills Jellystone Park in Big Prairie, Ohio. From June 13-19, Father’s Day activities include a steak grilling contest, a dad joke contest, a fathers-only cornhole tournament, and a root beer float social. 

Children that spend Father’s Day weekend at the park in Burleson, Texas will have an opportunity to make a craft gift for dad and dress dad up for its annual “Mizz Jellystone Park” contest. Other activities include a “Copycat Dress Like Dad Contest” and a “Silly Selfies with Dad Scavenger Hunt.” 

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In Caledonia, Wisconsin, Father’s Day weekend activities at the Jellystone park include tournament-style games with dad, including corn hole and miniature golf. Kids will also be able to make a sports medal, a sports-themed windcatcher, and a fun Father’s Day craft for dad. 

Meanwhile, dads will compete against kids in a 9-hole mini-golf classic at the park in Cave City, Kentucky. There will also be a father-son look-alike contest. 

Guests at the park located in Cherokee, North Carolina will be able to participate in a talent show and make a card or drawing for dad while those in Grayling, Michigan can enjoy a Hawaiian luau on Father’s Day.

June 17-23 will be a fun-filled week for dads at the campground in Larkspur, Colorado. This location will celebrate Father’s Day week with a father-child look-alike contest and a Miss Jellystone Park Pageant in which kids dress their dads as women.

Wisconsin also brings the fun to the occasion. In Sturgeon Bay, dads will receive one free game of mini-golf and compete in a big splash contest over Father’s Day weekend. Other activities include a chocolate pudding eating contest — without a spoon! 

In Dells, still in Wisconsin, the Jellystone park location is planning a “Father’s Day Family Championship Week” from June 16-22 with opportunities for kids to make a handmade Father’s Day card, a “What I love about my dad” popsicle stick card, and a salt dough handprint. Competitive games will include a water bucket relay, a water balloon toss, a ninja obstacle course and a scavenger hunt. Dads will also be able to show off their moves at the Father’s Day dance party and pool party celebration, try samples at the beer and cheese stick tasting social, and join a pie-eating contest.

About Camp Jellystone

With more than 75 locations across the United States and Canada, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts feature fun attractions such as pools and water slides, non-stop family activities, and up-close fun with Yogi Bear characters, and glamping-style accommodations. For more information about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, please visit www.jellystonepark.com. For more information on franchising opportunities, please visit www.jellystonefranchise.com. Camp Jellystone is part of Sun Outdoors’ family of brands.

About Sun Outdoors
Sun Outdoors is a leader in outdoor hospitality and is committed to its mission of offering guests exceptional and transformative outdoor experiences. With over 150 locations across the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, Sun Outdoors offers guest several ways to stay: from RV sites to vacation rentals, from tent camping to glamping, whether they stay for a weekend, season, or longer. Visit www.sunoutdoors.com to learn more.

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May 12, 2024 9:46 pm

Isn’t it cool that some Jellystone Parks are having movie nights outdoors with classic films? Plus, dads get special Father’s Day brunches at select locations. Sounds like a blast for families!


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