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March

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Attention nature lovers, bird watchers and fun enthusiasts! As a part of welcoming Spring, we are apart of the Village of Shreve’s 18th Annual Spring Migration Sensation and Whispering Hills Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort is featured as one of the stations for the second year in a row! Don’t miss this amazing day as we admire and explore the beauty of nature! Camp with us for the weekend as you enjoy the tour with $30/night dry camping and cabin availability! Saturday, stop at our station on the tour for the Passport to Fishing program across the street at the lake, bird spotting with Ranger Dave, children’s activities, arts & crafts, s’more roasting around the fire, hot drinks and warm soups & sandwiches! For more information on the tour and where to register, visit http://www.shreveohio.com/migration-sensation.

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We invite you all to come join us here at Whispering Hills Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort in Holmes County as we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Can you find the Resurrection Eggs in a park wide egg hunt and the adults the JUMBO prize egg? We will also have cookie decorating, Easter crafts for all ages and more! For our furry camping friends, we will have a Bone Hunt! Bring the whole family and come celebrate!!

April

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It’s time y’all! It’s time to kick off the 2018 CAMPING SEASON!!! We need your help waking up the bears with a Pots-N- Pans Parade! Then along with all of the other fun activities we have planned for children all the way to adults, we’ll have a campground wide Site Sale (Yard Sale)! So, bring your unwanted treasures and bargaining shoes & receive your Site Sale permit in the Ranger Station! The fun of course doesn’t stop there, so come join us!

May

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There will be no time to SIESTA this weekend because we will be too busy at our FIESTA! Join us for festivities such as Piñata smashing, Sombrero cookie decorating, Taco Battles, Fútbol, Sombrero Dancing and more! For our teens and adults this weekend, we will test just how much heat you can handle with a Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest!

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Pamper your mom with the luxuries of camping at Jellystone Park™ and spend some quality time with her during our annual Mother’s Day Weekend! To show our appreciation, every mother camping with us will receive a free gift (while supplies last). We will have fun crafts and activities to honor all mothers including a Mother Child Look-Alike Contest, Purse Bingo, Mothers vs Kids Moment to Own It, and so much more! As a special treat just for our mothers and adult women of the campground, we will be offering a Glass Vase Painting Class!

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Think of all your favorite board games…but think BIG! Enjoy games this weekend such as Giant Yard Twister, Jumbo Hungry Hungry Hippos, Slip-N-Slide Kickball, Giant Tic-Tac-Toe with Ranger Dave, Human Pictionary, Human Foosball and an adult only Euchre Tournament!

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We will never forget but will forever honor all of our heroes with a Memorial Service, fireworks & live music. We welcome all men and women who have served, past or present, to join us in their uniform for our Memorial Service. Decorate your sites for our Patriotic Site Decorating Contest and your golf carts, bikes and pets for our Stars and Stripes Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic site, golf cart, bike and pet! We will also have Gaga Ball, Volleyball and Cornhole tournaments, an ice cream social ($), wet wagon rides (don’t forget your water guns & hoses) and many more crafts and activities for our campers of all ages! ***3-night minimum stay required*** BOOK NOW-we fill up fast! Golf carts are first come, first serve!

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Cindy Bear™ is calling all campers with a sweet tooth to join her for a sugar rush of a week! She has many exciting crafts and activities planned for our campers of all ages including a bubble gum blowing contest, lollipop balloon stomp, chocolate milk drinking contest, an M&M hunt for the teens, a Jump N-Jelly Jam, Starburst toasting, gum drop geodome making, pudding painting and a whole bunch more sweetness! And, we can’t let this week go by without out playing a camp favorite… CANDY BAR BINGO! Cindy Bear™ and all her friends would love for you to join her!

June

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Come let your kids have a weeklong of fun getting messy with activities such as a food fight, slurpin’ for worms, messy twister, shaving cream balloon fights, bobbing for donuts, slime making, squirt gun tie-dying, entering your name for a chance to pie 3 staff members in the face on Saturday and so much more! The best part about this week you might ask? There will be no clean-up for the parents!

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Spend some quality time with your Dad and treat him to all the luxuries of camping at Jellystone Park™ during our annual Father’s Day Celebration! To show our appreciation, every father camping with us will receive a free gift (while supplies last). We will have fun crafts and activities to honor all fathers throughout the week such as Shaving Races, Water Fights, Our Hands are Tied games, Dads vs. Kids Reverse Kickball, and more! We will close out the celebration this weekend with a Fishing Derby, Father Child Look-Alike Contest, Really Bad Dad Jokes, What’s in Dad’s Wallet and a whole lot more! For those Cornhole lovers our there, bring your boards and beanbags and enter in the Tournament!

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Aarrghhhh! Join Yogi Bear™ and his friends for a boat load of fun crafts and activities all week long including eye patch making, mermaid slime making, pirate vs mermaid reverse kickball, cannonball volleyball, musical islands, cannonball toss, treasure hunt and more! On Saturday, we need your help to protect the battle ship in an epic water gun battle, so don’t forget those water guns! Come dressed as a Pirate or Mermaid and enter in the costume contest! We will select a winner as the Best Dressed Pirate and Best Dressed Mermaid! Judging will be based on costume, creativity and stage presence.

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The family and friends here at Jellystone Park™ in Holmes County invite you and your families to come celebrate this 4th of July holiday with us with a FIREWORKS show and games galore for all ages! Decorate your sites for our Patriotic Site Decorating Contest and your golf carts, bikes and pets for our Patriotic Picnic Basket Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic site, golf cart, bike and pet! We will also have a Cornhole tournament, an ice cream social ($), wet wagon revolution (don’t forget your water guns & hoses) and many more patriotic crafts and activities for our campers of all ages! BOOK NOW-we fill up fast! Golf carts are first come, first serve!

July

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The family and friends here at Jellystone Park™ in Holmes County invite you and your families to come celebrate this 4th of July holiday with us with live entertainment and games galore for all ages! Decorate your sites for our Patriotic Site Decorating Contest and your golf carts, bikes and pets for our Patriotic Picnic Basket Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic site, golf cart, bike and pet! We will also have a Cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, an ice cream social ($), wet wagon revolution (don’t forget your water guns & hoses) and many more patriotic crafts and activities for our campers of all ages! Please note, there WILL NOT be a FIREWORK show this weekend.

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The Rec Rangers have managed to stay dry most of the season so far and are ready to get wet and they want you to join in on all the fun!! Get set to get wet everywhere you go with water games all week and weekend long with activities such as Splish Splish Splash, big squirt freeze tag, a belly flopping contest, slip-n-slide kickball, beach towel volleyball, a super soaker wagon ride, pool bingo, wet-n-wild digital scavenger hunt, a pool dance and so much more! We can guarantee, you won’t leave dry!

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Parents, is your child a nature lover, avid camper, or budding ecologist? Join us for our Junior Ranger Education week as we learn about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles (for ages 6-12 years old). There will also be opportunities for teens and parents to participate as we will be providing a Young Living Essential Oil presentation. Want to learn more about all of this? Join us for a fun-filled week and weekend.

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Families are a special part of Christmas, so bring out your best red, white and green summer attire and join us for A Bear-y Merry Christmas in July! Get your lights, tinsel and Christmas decorations out for a chance to win the title of the “Best Christmas Site Delight” this year! Oh, and don’t forget decorations for your golf cart because the most decked out golf cart will win a prize! The two decorating contest winners will be announced Saturday. We will also have fun crafts and activities throughout the week and weekend for campers of all ages such as candy cane fishing, snow ball fights, slippery kickball Christmas Carol Karaoke, wagon rides and so much more!

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Aloha campers! Hula on over to Jellystone Park™ in Holmes County for some fun in the sun with Luau Week! Join us for a week of crafts and activities including but not limited to Surfin’ Slip N Slide Kickball, pineapple eating, pool bingo, wet wagon ride, and an ice cream social! Come dressed in your best Hawaiian attire and bring the whole family!

August

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Have you ever been to a birthday party for a bear? Well now’s the time!! You are invited to join us in celebrating the birthdays of three very special friends of ours, Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy Bear™! This celebration includes scavenger hunts, balloon ball dodgeball, cupcake decorating, birthday card making, piñata smashing and more! On Saturday we will have a Birthday Party for the Bears with cake and ice cream but shhhhh… it’s a surprise!!!

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We invite you to Jellystone™ Jungle in Holmes County for a weekend of nothing but fun adventures! Join us as we adventure through safari crafts and activities including ostrich egg whiffle ball, leaping lizard games, monkey in the middle, binocular making, scavenger hunts, dirt pudding eating contest, a Jungle Boogie glow stick dance, night hike with Ranger Dave and a whole lot more fun for the entire family!

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Calling all competitors to Jellystone Park™ for a fun-filled family challenge weekend! But before the games begin, you must register your team upon your arrival to the park and then head over to the Recreation Center to work together to design your team flag! Saturday will begin with an Opening Ceremony and last-minute registration. Then let the games begin! Families will compete against other families throughout a series of events, racking up points for their team! The weekend will come to a close with a Closing Ceremony where our Jellystone Park™ Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced! We hope to see you there!

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Summer’s not over yet! We are still having tons of fun! Join us for a weekend full of camper favorites! Vote on Facebook for which additional activities you would like for this special weekend. To vote, leave a comment under the “Happy Camper-Labor Day Weekend” event page with the activity or activities you wish to see on the schedule. Activities will include a FIREWORKS show, candy bar bingo, glow wagon ride, outhouse racing and more! We look forward to hearing what your favorite activity is here at Jellystone Park™ in Holmes County!

September

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Bring along your boots and buckle because this weekend you can test your skills as the belles go up against the beaus in fun activities such as potato sack races, hay bale throwing, seed spittin’, milk chuggin’ and Best southern Costume contests, who can carry a tune, chicken feed makin’, cornhole tournament and so much more fun!

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Grandparents, bring your grandkids for a weekend full of fun! Camp with us Friday and Saturday and get Thursday or Sunday night free! We are honored to have so many wonderful campers and would like to say thank you with this great deal!

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Wear your school colors or put on your favorite teams’ sports jersey for Extreme Sports Weekend! We will have a Fan Favorite Site Decorating Contest, Yogicize, Punt Pass Kick Competition, Reverse Dodgeball, Touchdown Dance and more! For our annual Chili Cook-Off, make up a pot of your best tasting chili to bring to Hemlock Hall with a serving utensil. Campers will have a 1 hour tasting window to choose their favorite chili and cast their vote. One vote/person. The chili with the most votes will be declared the winner and the cook will receive a prize!

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Help us kick-off the season of FALL FAMILY FUN and enjoy a day with the kids for our Annual Apple Dumpling Festival that has been a family tradition for over 50 years!! We will have festivities Friday evening, all day Saturday and then Sunday morning. Visit the local crafters, artisans, & bakers, explore our 8-acre corn maze, play in our children’s straw maze, tour one of our cabins, make & take crafts, listen to live music, explore the beauty of nature on our hiking trails, take a Percheron Draft Horse drawn wagon ride, purchase a pumpkin, help us make Apple Butter, participate in contests & drawings, grab a bite to eat and don’t forget to purchase some of Mrs. Saurer’s famous Apple Dumplings (dine in or carry home)! And that’s not all! You won't want to miss the Firework Competition to close out the day Saturday night! More details to come at a later date. We hope you will join us! **This event is open to the public** $5.00/person day pass Children 2 & under and Campers FREE If interested in setting up a craft, art or a baked goods booth, please contact our office. We would be delighted to have you! Cabins and sites are available.

October

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Let the fall family memory making begin with a weekend full of favorites! It’s time for Yogi Bear’s™ magical pumpkin patch! You can also enjoy trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, glow wagon ride, harvest dance and more games galore! Participate in our all ages welcome costume contest! There will be separate categories for boys/girls, ages and group costumes, but you cannot compete in more than one category! There will also be a special category just for pets! Judging will be based on costume, creativity and stage presence.

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Let the fall family memory making begin with a weekend full of favorites! Enjoy Yogi Bear’s™ magical pumpkin patch, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, glow wagon ride, harvest dance and more games galore! Participate in our all ages welcome costume contest! There will be separate categories for boys/girls, ages and group costumes, but you cannot compete in more than one category! There will also be a special category just for pets! Judging will be based on costume, creativity and stage presence.

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Caution! This weekend could be bear-y scary for some campers! Activities this weekend include a haunted wagon ride, Halloween site decorating contest, zombie tag and ghosts in the grave yard! You can also enjoy Yogi Bear’s™ magical pumpkin patch, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, monster mash karaoke and more games galore! Participate in our all ages welcome costume contest! There will be separate categories for boys/girls, ages and group costumes, but you cannot compete in more than one category! There will also be a special category just for pets! Judging will be based on costume, creativity and stage presence.

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We need your help this weekend as we wrap up our Halloween weekends and tuck Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy Bear™ in to bed for hibernation! Enjoy activities this weekend such as Yogi Bear’s™ magical pumpkin patch, trick or treating, Halloween site decorating contest, and pumpkin decorating! Come dressed in your PJ’s for family bingo and monster mash dance party night! Participate in our all ages welcome costume contest! There will be separate categories for boys/girls, ages and group costumes, but you cannot compete in more than one category! There will also be a special category just for pets! Judging will be based on costume, creativity and stage presence.

<br />*ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*