St. Patricks Day - Opening Weekend

March 13 - 15th (Opening Weekend)

Wake up the Bears - it’s time to kick off the season with the “1st Annual BEAR CRAWL”!

That’s right…we’ll be roaming the woods in search of the bears to start our season the right way here at Jellystone Park!  Be sure to flaunt your St. Patty’s Day spirit and come on over in your GREEN PJ’s to roust them from hibernation.  In addition to all the usual fun events we have, arts and crafts, hey rides, smore’s roast and BINGO

 We will be hosting the “1st Annual Bear Crawl ” to benefit Alive cubed, and it's mission to fund bucket list experiences for exceptional people.

 Get ready to Run. crawl. jump and traverse a challenging 5K course at Jellystone Park!   This off road course will feature 10+ obstacles including a canoe pull, bucket carry, bear bog and bear roast…wow!  $30 race entry (discounted $10 if you are camping with us).  All participants receive a finishers t-shirt, medal and meal. 

 For the kids we will feature a 1 mile “family fun” style course with smaller obstacles.  Kid entry fee is $10. Remember to wear your GREEN at check-in and receive a 10% discount off your stay!

  Download the full activity schedule

Bear Standards

  • Hop on a “Hey” ride
  • Sing for S’mores with Yogi Bear
  • Rise and Shine for coffee & Boo-Boo Bites with one of the bears  
  • Arts N’ Crafts
  • Recreational Fun N’ Games
  • Candy bar and Family BINGO
  • Campers vs. Staff Volleyball


A Taste of Our Themed Activities


  • Get in the Irish Spirit at the St. Patty’s Day Golf Cart Parade (green hair, green clothes, green pets, you name it) winner gets prize
  • Play Leprechan Leapfrog, Rainbow Relay and Gold Coin Search
  • Tie-dye or Spin-Art t-shirts in shades of GREEN ($) 

     * Bear Standards are activities that occur intermittently during the week regardless of theme