Camping expert / TV host Jack Steward and Jellystone Park offer tips to make fall family camping trips memorable, especially for first-timers
Here’s how to avoid destroying the new RV and keep the kids smiling
Boo Boo and trick or treater
Treats and interactions with Yogi Bear characters are two of the most popular fall activities at Jellystone Park.
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CINCINNATI, September 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The 2021 fall family camping forecast includes cooler temperatures, color-changing trees and record bookings as more parents and children celebrate the autumn and Halloween in the great outdoors.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, North America’s leading family camping, glamping and entertainment destination, reports that fall bookings are up 52% from 2020, which was a record year. The camping and RV industries continue to see a huge influx of families, many of whom are camping for the first time.
“Most new campers want to do it right, but they just don’t know how. This is where education and a few simple tips for a safe experience can make a huge difference, ”said Jack Steward, a camping expert who hosted the Emmy Award-winning show Rock the Parks on ABC for six years. .
Steward and Jellystone Park are teaming up to help families get the most out of their fall camping and glamping outings. “Great experiences lead to unforgettable memories,” added Steward. “It’s really about being respectful of the park and your neighbors while you are camping.”
They offer these seven suggestions:
1. Select the correct campsite. If you are new to camping or glamping, decide whether you want a trip filled with family attractions and activities or a calm and serene experience. Jellystone Park locations offer fall themed weekends including tricks or treats, costume parades, site decorating contests, and attractions such as wagon rides, mini golf and jumping cushions. If your family is looking for a more rustic camping experience, a state or national park is probably a better choice.
It is also important to choose a campground with the right type of accommodation for your family. If you want a cabin with hot beds, hot showers, and kitchenettes, choose a campsite like Jellystone Park. If you prefer “the tough one,” find a state or national park near you. While staying connected online is important to your family, make sure the park has good Wi-Fi.
2. Read the rules before you go. All campgrounds have rules and policies for guests. Many do not allow campers to bring firewood outside as it can carry disease and insects. Not all campgrounds accept pets or allow animals in their cabins. If you plan to bring your pet with you, find out in advance about park policies regarding pets. Be sure to check your campsite check-in and departure times so you can plan your arrival and departure accordingly. Each campsite’s policies vary. Make sure you know them to avoid unnecessary problems.
3. Create a packing list so you don’t forget anything. Your fall packing list should include the essentials, as well as Halloween costumes and decorations, warm clothes, and plenty of s’mores supplies. If you are staying in a cabin, check to see if linens and cooking utensils are provided or not. If you forget or run out of supplies, Jellystone Park locations have well-stocked camping stores.
4. Avoid the road leading to the RV ruin. If you are new to RVing, consider reserving a location with a cement slab to facilitate your installation. Reserve a direct-access site if possible to eliminate the need to back up to or out of your site. Also, make sure your RV is compatible with the park’s water, sewer, and electrical services. Premium sites tend to sell out, so book your stay as far in advance as possible. Let the campsite staff help you park your motorhome. Before heading to the campsite, find a safe place to practice maneuvering your RV.
5. Be respectful of the environment. It’s tempting to go exploring, but too many people roaming the woods are damaging plants and wildlife habitats. Make sure you stay on the trails and only take pictures, no plants or rocks. Stay away from wildlife and never leave fires unattended.
6. Be a good neighbor. Do not cross another family’s campsite and watch out for noise, especially at night. Keep your site clean and store food to avoid attracting unwanted insects and animals. Dispose of the waste in the appropriate bins.
7. Be a responsible pet owner. Keep your dog on a leash unless you are in a dog park, which many Jellystone Park locations offer. Always pick up your pets and never leave them unattended on your site.
With glamping, camping, and RVing so popular these days, many campgrounds are full on weekends. However, weekday camping is an option, especially for families who work and learn remotely. A number of Jellystone Park venues in warmer locations are open year-round, with some hosting special Christmas events. The low season is a good time to camp as the parks are quieter and the rates are lower.
“We expect 2022 to be another banner year for the camping industry,” Steward said. “Families should start planning and booking their spring break and summer vacation now to avoid missing out on the best dates and locations.”
For more helpful tips, connect with Jellystone Park online at www.jellystonepark.com or on social media at @campjellystone.
About Jellystone Park
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is North America’s premier family camping and glamping destination, famous for offering guests attractions such as swimming pools, slides, and wading pools; activities such as jumping cushions, cart rides and foam parties; fun themed weekends such as Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Halloween Spooktacular Weekends; and interactions with costumed Yogi Bear characters. Jellystone Park guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options, including premium cabins, yurts, luxury RV sites, and traditional campsites. There are 75 Jellystone Park locations in the United States and Canada. Follow Jellystone Park at @campjellystone and visit www.jellystonepark.com for more information.
Brad Ritter, Ritter Communications
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