At Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Dogwood Valley, we offer a wide variety of activities for the entire family all week long*.
From crafts, games, and other fun events, there is always something exciting to do during your stay.

Please select a month below to view our events for the 2019 season.


*Weekday activities are available Memorial Day to Labor Day.

April 2019

Camper Appreciation & Wake up the Bears Weekend

Dates: April 26 – 28
It’s time to Wake up Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™ from their hibernation, and we know they will be hungry! Help us kick off the 2019 camping season with a free pizza dinner, tie-dye, shrinky dink craft, and parents v. kids kickball. Receive 50% off this weekend with a paid reservation later this season.

Yogi in tent sleeping
May 2019
Yogi Bear, tipping hat

Cinco de Mayo Weekend

Dates: May 3 – 5
It’s time for a fiesta! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Yogi Bear™! Make a mini piñata, pin the tail on the donkey, create your own sombrero, and help the bears learn the Mexican Hat Dance and the Macarena.

Yogi and Cindy bear

Mother’s Day Weekend

Dates: May 10 – 12
It’s a weekend to celebrate Mom! Make a candle craft and a personalized keychain for your mom, paint ceramics, and tie-dye. Moms, we have activities just for you, too!, Join us in a bow making class and decorate a wine glass, and don’t forget your free gift just for camping with us. Enjoy free doughnuts and coffee on Sunday morning.

Park Ranger

Junior Ranger Weekend

Dates: May 17 – 19
Earn your Junior Ranger Badge this weekend by helping us in our annual trash bash and flower planting. Go on a hunt for arrowheads and join in the fun of our outdoor compass treasure hunt. Test your archery skill, make a bird feeder, and a mini insect necklace.

Yogi, Boo Boo and Park Ranger celebrating Independence day.

Memorial Day Weekend

Dates: May 24 – 27
Summer is finally here, and we are ready to celebrate! Join in the fun with karaoke, an ice cream social, tie-dye, crafts and activities, and much more. The swimming pools and water slides are open and ready for you to jump in and have some summer fun.

June 2019

Down on the Farm Weekend

Dates: May 30 – June 2
It’s time for some good farm-fashioned fun! Hop along in the potato sack race, help corral some “pigs”, hunt for chicken eggs, make some butter, and learn to square dance.

Yogi and friends on a wagon

Bear-O-Lympic Games Week

Dates: June 3 – 9
The Bear-O-Lympic Games have arrived at Jellystone Park™. Join us for some track and field, including shot put and discus throw; sports games, including beach volleyball, badminton, and basketball. We will also have an archery competition to determine the best archer in Jellystone Park™.

Yogi spinning basketball

Father’s Day Week

Dates: June 10 – 16
One of dad’s favorite things to do is to camp and enjoy the great outdoors. Treat him to his favorite things on his day of the year. Make a coffee mug craft for your dad, enjoy a dads v. kids kickball game, a father & child football game, an arrowhead demonstration and hunt, and a fishing contest. Dads, don’t forget your free gift just for camping with us. Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts Sunday morning.

Yogi and Boo Boo

Music Fest Week

Dates: June 17 – 23
Everyone enjoys their own genre of music. From hip hop to classical to modern rock, let’s come together, right now, to enjoy an entire week of activities based around some of our favorite music. We will be playing musical chairs, musical bingo, hayride sing-a-long, and karaoke.

Yogi playing banjo

Dinosaur Adventure Week

Dates: June 24 – 30
Let’s go back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Create dinosaur eggs, make a 3D dinosaur, play jurassic freeze tag, and go on a archaeological dino fossil scavenger hunt.

Yogi and a baby dinosaur
June 2019
Yogi and a firecracker

4th of July Celebration

Dates: July 1 – 7
It’s time again to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Join us for a patriotic parade, s’mores with Yogi Bear™, karaoke, tie-dye, an ice cream social, and much more. The City of Mount Gilead and Candlewood Lake offer fireworks displays which are located just a couple minutes from the park.

Yogi as a pirate

Argh, Pirates Week

Dates: July 8 – 14
There be pirates at Jellystone Park™. Grab your peg legs, eye patches, and pirate garb and join us for an entire week dedicated to those scurvy-ridden swashbucklers. Make a hook hand craft, search for buried treasure scavenger hunt, and walk the plank.

Yogi and friends singing Christmas carols

Christmas in July Week

Dates: July 15 – 21
Santa is coming to Jellystone Park™. It’s the halfway point to Christmas, so Santa is taking his vacation before his busy season. There will be pictures with Santa and Yogi Bear™, join the snowball fight, Christmas crafts, and don’t forget your favorite ugly sweater.

Yogi playing in a lake

Water Wars Week

Dates: July 22 – 28
Grab your bathing suit and prepare for an all out water war. Prepare to get soaked during our squirt gun battle, water bomb war, and drip, drip, dunk. We will also be doing a water bomb craft and many more soaking fun activities.

August 2019

Under the Sea Week

Dates: July 29 – August 4
Grab your scuba gear as it is time to take a trip under the sea. The mermaids and other sea creatures look forward to joining you on your sea adventure. Crab relay race, crab soccer, scuba relay race, and play crab traps and lobsters pots.

Yogi snorkling gear

Weird Science Week

Dates: August 5 – 11
We all love weird science experiments and the nature around us. Let’s spend the week learning the science behind some things we love to do. Make a Newton’s Cradle craft, make slime, make a galaxy in a bottle, go on an exploratory nature hike, and hunt the creek for macroinvertebrates.

Yogi and Boo Boo fishing

Medieval Week

Dates: August 12 – 18
Here ye, here ye, let us go back in time to when kings ruled the land and dragons ruled the skies. We will be hunting for dragon eggs, jousting, practicing archery skills, building mini catapults, and creating potions.

Boo Boo and a dragon

Yogi Bear’s Birthday Week

Dates: August 19 – 25
It’s our favorite bear’s birthday celebration and everyone is invited! Come hang out with Yogi Bear™ and have some cake, participate in the giant Yogi Bear™ plush raffle, and watch Yogi Bear’s favorite movie.

Yogi and friends at a birthday
September 2019
Yogi on a waterslide

Labor Day Weekend

Dates: August 30 – September 2
Summer may be coming to an end, but the activities and fun are still going strong! The pools and water slides are still open so you can enjoy all of the water for this big weekend. We will be doing karaoke, an ice cream social, tie-dye, and so much more!

yogi and boo boo cooking

Hometown Hero / Pig Roast Weekend

Dates: September 6 – 8
Come and help us support all of the heroes that work hard for us everyday. All EMS, police, firefighters, first responders, military, doctors, and nurses receive 25% off of their stay and eat for free. Festivities include a pig roast, s’mores with Yogi Bear™, and much more.

Yogi and Boo Boo stealing hamburgers

Chili Cook-off / Fall Fest Weekend

Dates: September 14 – 16
Fall is about to arrive and the weather is turning, so let us enjoy some hot chili and fall festivities. Bring your best pot of chili and an empty stomach and sample all the different pots of chili to determine a winner. We will also be having a fall festival with backyard carnival games followed by karaoke.

Halloween Weekends

Yogi and Boo Boo in costume

Halloween I: Great Pumpkin Weekend

Dates: September 20 – 22
Let’s kick off our Halloween festivities celebrating the great pumpkin. We will be doing a pumpkin run, mummy wrapping race, and pumpkin patch stomp. Every Halloween weekend includes pumpkin decorating, costume contest, site decorating contest, and trick-or-treat.

Yogi and Cindy Bear

Halloween II: Oktoberfest Weekend

Dates: September 27 – 29
Germany has arrived at Jellystone Park™. We will be celebrating Oktoberfest Jellystone Park™ style. Enjoy a whiskey barrel roll, chicken dancing, and make your very own alpine hat. Every Halloween weekend includes pumpkin decorating, costume contest, site decorating contest, and trick-or-treat.

October 2019

Halloween III: Potter’s Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks Weekend

Dates: October 4 – 6
Harry and his gang have arrived at Jellystone Park™ to celebrate Halloween. Make a wand, join the scavenger hunt, take a ride on the Jellystone Park™ Express, and explore Potter’s castle. Every Halloween weekend includes pumpkin decorating, costume contest, site decorating contest, and trick-or-treat.

Yogi with scared expression

Halloween IV: Zombie Apocalypse

Dates: October 11 – 13
The zombies are coming to eat your brains. Help Yogi Bear™ and his friends ward off the zombies that have infested Jellystone Park™. Help us with a body part scavenger hunt, make zombie slime, brain eating contest, and haunted zombie trail. Every Halloween weekend includes pumpkin decorating, costume contest, site decorating contest, and trick-or-treat.

Yogi hiding