Activities Schedule

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2017 Activities Schedule
“Celebrating 53 Years of Families Making Memories”
April 14-16
Spring into Camping
Special Deal!
SPRING IS HERE! Bring 15 non-perishable food items for our local Food Bank and get $26.00 off your site fee. Come join us for our opening weekend filled with Bingo and activities for all ages. Renew old friendships and make new ones as we begin our 2017 season.
April 21-23
Hopping into the Season
Happy Easter! Enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Kids egg coloring, egg hunt and jelly bean bingo. Celebrate Earth Day with a picnic in the field, yoga and much more.
April 28-30
Mad Scientist
Join us as we mix, bubble, pour & test to see which experiment is the best! End your Saturday with a live Game Show presented by Vision and Sound we’ll do the rest.
May 5-7
Bingo Mania
Special Deal!
BINGO, BINGO, and more BINGO! Camp for just $60 and enjoy all things Bingo, candy Bingo, adult Bingo, kids’ Bingo and grocery Bingo.
May 12-14
Fairies, Pixie Dust and Moms
Like Peter Pan leave your adult life at home and enjoy being a kid again. Illuminate the night kids party with Peter Pan on the Big Screen to kick off the weekend, celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party, old school styled games and Hypnotist provided by Party People.
May 19-21
Color Me Nelson’s
Half Price!
Come celebrate Armed Forces Day with a half-priced weekend and enjoy a weekend full of team relay style games, bubble machine, tie dye, face painting and much more.
May 26-29
Salute Our Troops
Book Early!
Honor our troops with a weekend full of patriotic themed activities. Flag Ceremony, Kids parade, paracord bracelets, fried dough and the band Mike and the Muffin Tops and DJ Tom.
June 2-4
Happy Days
Half Price!
Half price, camp Memorial Day Weekend and keep your trailer on site (unit unplugged). Go back in time with our 50’s and 60’s themed filled weekend. Candy Shop, Fonzie look-a-like contest, a sock hop, Beatles trivia and Rotary Band.
June 9-11
Candyland Fever
Bring the entire family for a life-sized game of Candyland provided by The Carnival Party, Candy Bingo, board games, and Stand By Me on the Big Screen.
June 16-18
Father Knows Best
Celebrate Dad with a fishing Derby, Root Beer Floats, and activities where you can show dad how much you care. Free Father’s Day celebration for dads.
June 23-25
Family Field Day
Remember your schools field day? This weekend is dedicated to field days of the past. Three legged races, sack races, water games and minute to win it style games. Live game show provided by Vision and Sound.
June 30 - July 4
July 4th Celebrate Our Freedom
Book Early!
Our Freedom Gift to you: Camp 4 nights at the holiday rate of $195. Join us for a red, white and blue weekend. Great times with Mr. Magic, face painting a rock wall and tattoos, kids decorate your very own “Belltown” bell and join in our Bell Parade. Music provided by Mike and the Muffin Tops.
July 7-9
Christmas in July
What’s Christmas without snow? Join us for a fun filled Holiday weekend with a visit from Santa, Polar Express on the Big screen, “Artic” activities, crafts and music provided by Party People.
July 14-16
Wet and Wild
Get ready for a weekend full of water inspired games. Giant water slides, frozen t-shirt contests, Shark infested activities, trivia and music provided by Vision and Sound.
July 21-23
Italian Amore
Special Deal!
Enjoy a weekend of camping for $110. Two FREE pasta dinners per reservation with additional dinners available for a fee. Dance to Party People DJ, wine tasting and Italian soda bar.
July 28-30
We Appreciate You
It’s time to celebrate our seasonal campers with a Seasonal Appreciation event, food trucks, kettle corn and music by DJ Turk. Don’t forget our annual Basketball Tournament; Nelson’s vs Wolf’s Den. Come cheer on your favorite team.
August 4-6
Westward Hoedown
Let’s go country! Put on your cowboy boots and be a cowboy or cowgirl. Pony rides, chili crockpot cook off, western style rock painting, mining for gems and Keith Alan Bingo Trivia.
August 11-13
Family Carnival
Enjoy some good old fashioned fun during our family carnival- complete with carnival food, games of skill to win tickets for prizes!
August 18-20
Fine Arts
Let your imagination flow with our weekend devoted to the arts. Canvas painting, drawings, jewelry making, henna, and activities to waken your artistic side provided by The Carnival Party and entertainment provided by the Collective Difference Band.
August 25-27
So Long To Summer
Special Deal!
Camp for just $65.00, Keep your trailer onsite for Labor Day (unit unplugged). Summer is winding down but the fun just began. Enjoy a weekend of crafts and activities for the whole family. Movie on the Big Screen.
September 1-4
Harvest Moon Celebration
Book Early!
Celebrate this Labor Day with a drum circle, Mike and the Muffin Tops, crafts, dream catchers, and a Movie on the Big Screen.
September 8-10
Un-Birthday, Birthday Party
Half Price!
Enjoy a half price weekend and grandparents visit for free all day Saturday. Enjoy birthday themed activities, games, Nappy’s Puppets, and Dr. Seuss Movie on the Big Screen.
September 15-17
Medieval Times
Go back in time where electronics didn’t rule the land. Medieval picnic lunch, catapults, medieval family games provided by The Carnival Party, LLC. And much more!
September 22-24
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Our version of a Tea Cup Auction. Bid with tickets earned throughout the weekend by participating in family friendly activities.
September 29 - October 1
Apple Autumn Fest
Special Deal!
Camp for just $65 and have some sweet apple fun with a caramel apple bar, apple themed games, and all things fall.
October 6-9
Hocus Pocus
Book Early!
Dust off your spell books, sew up your costumes join us for a magically filled Halloween Weekend! Trick or Treating, kids parade, crafts, costume contest and site decorating contests, pumpkin decorating and much more. Hocus Pocus Movie on the Big Screen.
Family fun for all ages!
Additional activities & amenities include:
Fishing & Swimming Pond, Swimming Pool, Recreation Hall & Arcade,
Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Shuffleboard, Wi-Fi ($).
Access to Lake Pocotopaug 1/2 mile away.
1,800 sq. ft. pavilion (party rentals available.)
Activities are subject to change without notice. Some activities are “weather permitting”.

Click here for a printable PDF version of our 2017 activities brochure.