Activities Schedule

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2020 Activities Schedule
“Celebrating 56 Years of Families Making Memories”
April 17-19
Spring Break
Special Deal!
Celebrate our first weekend of the 2020 season! Bring 15 nonperishable food items for our local food bank and get $26.00 off your site fee. We’ll have Bingo, crafts, games and activities for all ages.
April 24-26
Singin’ in the Rain
Half Price!
Join us this weekend for half price. Enjoy games, crafts, and a movie on the big screen as we celebrate April showers that are sure to bring May Flowers to Nelsons!
May 1-3
Taco Bout Meeting You at the Races!
What better way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo than Mexican themed activities with a spin? Create derby hats, and enjoy adult horse racing, games for kids and a Free Taco Dinner.
May 8-10
Queen for the Day
This Mother’s Day Weekend we’ll celebrate those special ladies in your life with a little pampering and a special Mom’s only Tea Party presented by Kandie Carle. Enjoy relaxing crafts, and mommy and me games and end the day with a dance party.
May 15-17
Everyone Is Someone’s Hero
Special Deal!
This weekend is dedicated to everyday heroes. Camp for just $75.00 and enjoy a visit from the East Hampton Fire Department & Police Department, themed arts and crafts and more.
May 22-25
Back to the Future
Book Early!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Our celebration includes food trucks, arts and crafts and more. Entertainment provided by The Bubble Guy Casey Carle and 80’s Dance Party with Weatherdog Entertainment.
May 29-31
Tick Tock
Half Price
Camp for Half Price and get ready to “beat the clock” in challenges galore, maybe even create a raft and try not to get wet! Games hosted by The Carnival Party LLC and a game show presented by Vision and Sound.
June 5-7
It’s a Dog’s Life
Escape your daily routine and join us for some old-fashioned fun! Entertainment with BBPRO, family picnic, crafts and Nelson’s Most Talented Dog Contest will make for a fun filled weekend.
June 12-14
Nelson’s Is Remarkable
Charlotte’s Web and all creatures great and small means a visit from the petting zoo, and making web art. Vision and Sound DJ and much more!
June 19-21
Hats Off to Dad!
Let’s celebrate the important men in your life with horseshoes, friendly games of skill, and even a search for the best wing sauce! Entertainment provided by DJ Mike.
June 26-28
Once Upon a Fairytale
Dress for tea as your favorite storybook character, join a scavenger hunt through the enchanted campground, and enjoy a magic show provided by Mr. Magic and Mini Golf with Keith Alan.
July 3-6
America the Beautiful!
Book Early!
Let’s celebrate America this 4th of July weekend. Create a red white and blue tie-dye creation, Operation Gratitude project, food trucks, softball tournament and entertainment provided by DJ Vision and Sound.
July 10-12
Splish Splash Splat!
Beat the summer heat this weekend with our mega water slides! Water games for all ages, Lemonade social with nautical fun, team trivia with Keith Alan, and lots of splashy fun!
July 17-19
Oodles of Noodles!
Special Deal!
Enjoy a weekend of camping for $115.00! Two free pasta dinners per reservation with additional dinners available. Filled with vendors, silent auction items, pasta art, and the excitement of Carnival Party LLC mini golf tournament.
July 24-26
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
This weekend is full of holiday fun, which includes holly-jolly crafts and activities, hayless wagon ride, Weatherdog Entertainment Dance Party, and even sliding down the slope. Come join us for the merriest of weekends!
July 31 - August 2
Mardi Gras and More
Join us this weekend for a masquerade party! Enjoy activities that win you Nelson’s beads and of course create a unique mask for the masquerade dance party with DJ Mike. Embrace the fun of Mardi Gras.
August 7-9
Celebrating the Carnavale
Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun during our annual Family Carnivalcomplete with carnival food and games of skill. Everyone can play and win!
August 14-16
It’s a Mystery
Things will get mysterious at Nelson’s this weekend! Put on your detective hat and help us solve mysteries. Join us for a potluck dinner and stick around for a mysterious game show presented by Vision and Sound! Be prepared for a whirlwind weekend.
August 21-23
Nelson’s Field Day
This weekend is full of those field day games of your past, an ice pop when you are victorious, Sports Trivia and Carnival Party LLC sports mania.
August 28-30
Galactic Blast Off!
Special Deal!
Up up and away! Out of this world fun is heading your way for just $75.00. Create alien goop, scavenger hunt for alien artifacts, and then dance the night away under the stars with the Collective Difference Band.
September 4-7
Grab Your Partner!
Book Early!
Cowboy fun galore! Learn to line dance, take a hayless hay ride, learn to rope, mine for gems, and much more. The Carnival Party LLC will be hosting a black light paint party, dance party with Weatherdog Entertainment.
September 11-13
Born to Yell, Bingo!
Half Price!
Get your daubers ready for a half price bingo weekend! Your family can enjoy adult bingo, candy bingo, and grocery bingo.
September 18-20
Celebrate Colonial Days!
Autumn is in the air this weekend with nature themed crafts, Chili Cook Off, activities and games of skill from yesteryears, Carnival Party LLC Mini golf, a good ol’ fashion apple cider and donut social, hayrides and much more.
September 25-27
Fall Harvest
Special Deal!
Camp for just $75.00 and experience Nelson’s Fall Festival complete with a hay maze, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, face painting and so much more.
October 2-4
Mystery Weekend
This weekend’s theme is a mystery, but it will be a kaleidoscope of your favorite activities, crafts and entertainment. Are you game?
October 9-12
Nelson’s Spooktacular!
Book Early!
It’s that time of year again to celebrate Halloween. Trick or treating, site decorating contests, costume parade, costume contests and pumpkin decorating. Celebrate our last weekend of the season with entertainment on the big screen and music provided by Weatherdog Entertainment.
Family fun for all ages!
Additional activities & amenities include:
Fishing & Swimming Pond, Swimming Pool, Recreation Hall & Arcade,
Horseshoes, Volleyball, Basketball, Gaga Ball, Soccer, Shuffleboard, Wi-Fi ($).
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 2020 activities brochure.