Activities Schedule

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2019 Activities Schedule
“Celebrating 55 Years of Families Making Memories”
April 19-21
Spring Break
Special Deal!
Sit, relax and enjoy our first weekend open for 2019. Bring 15 Non-perishable food items for our local food bank and get $26.00 off your site fee. Fill your weekend with Bingo, crafts, games and activities for all ages.
April 26-28
Garden of Enchantment
Half Price!
Celebrate this weekend with us at half price. We have put a spin on our own Nelson’s in Wonderland. Find that hurried rabbit, crafts and games that will surely hop you right into Spring time spirit.
May 3-5
Taco Bout a Party!
What better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than Mexican themed activities, games for all ages and a FREE taco dinner with entertainment provided by Vision and Sound DJ.
May 10-12
She’s a Gem!
This Mother’s Day Weekend we want to celebrate Mom’s, Grand moms, like-a-moms and Aunties with a special champagne brunch. Enjoy crafts, mommy and me games and Mr. Magic.
May 17-19
Derby Days
Special Deal!
This weekend is dedicated to Nelson’s version of the Kentucky Derby. Camp for just $75.00 and enjoy a weekend with horse racing, best derby hat adult and child contests, Tea Cup Raffle, crafts and more.
May 24-27
Magical Mardi Gras
Book Early!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Get your taste buds ready for our food trucks! Enjoy Mardi Gras themed arts and crafts. Earn beads for participating in family games and activities. Entertainment by Mike and the Muffin Tops and a movie on the big screen.
May 31 - June 2
80’s Rock and Roll
Half Price!
Camp for Half Price and get your Aqua Net ready and your Rubik Cubes from the attic. It’s 80’s everywhere! Dress up like your favorite 80’s idol, create your own slap bracelets, Strawberry Shortcake Social ($) and much more. Show off your best 80’s moves with entertainment provided by DJ Tom “Weatherdog” Coon.
June 7-9
Ship Wrecked
Escape your daily routine and join us for some old time Gilligan’s Island shenanigans. Bingo, scavenger hunts for all ages, crafts and team activities including game show trivia will make for a fun filled weekend. Game show trivia presented by Vision and Sound DJ.
June 14-16
Dad’s Vintage Edition
Lets celebrate all our dads with a car show, box car derby, Father’s only gathering, Carnival People LLC racing and much more!
June 21-23
Firefly Summer
Summer is in the air this weekend. Enjoy a watermelon eating contest, cornhole tournament, a picnic in the grass with music. Games and crafts for all ages. Entertainment provided by DJ Mike.
June 28-30
Retro Rewind
Take a trip back to the 50’s with a “drive-in”movie, jumbo lawn games provided by Carnival Party LLC, trivia and much more.
July 3-7
Hometown Heroes
Book Early!
Let’s celebrate our Hero’s this 4th of July weekend. Touch a Truck, Operation Gratitude project, food trucks, softball tournament and entertainment provided by Mike and the Muffin Tops, movie in the field, and more!
July 12-14
Lemonade Cascade
Beat the summer heat this weekend with our mega water slides! Water games for all ages, lemonade social with summer time fun, including Deal or No Deal with Keith Alan.
July 19-21
Ready, Set, Eat!
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 and the excitement of Team Trivia presented by Keith Alan.
July 26-28
Mathletes and Athletes
This weekend is full of Minute to Win it style games. Team activities, sports trivia and Carnival Party LLC sports mania with entertainment provided by the Collective Difference Band.
August 3-5
Rome in the Foam
Join us this weekend for a toga party! Enjoy Roman games, activities and of course a foam dance party with DJ Mike. Be prepared to play like the Romans.
August 9-11
Family Carnival
Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun during our annual Family Carnival complete with carnival food and games of skill. Everyone can play and win!
August 16-18
Emerald City
There’s no place like Nelson’s, There’s no place like Nelson’s. This weekend is dedicated to all things Wizard of Oz- Nelson’s Style. Be prepared for a whirlwind weekend with the Wizard of OZ on the big screen.
August 23-25
Summer Block Party
Special Deal!
Nothing says summer like a big block party! Bring a dish to share, meet your neighbors, play lawn games while enjoying music and enjoy the rays, all for just $75.00.
August 30 - September 2
Treasure Island
Book Early!
Ahoy there! Pirate fun galore is heading your way. Walk the plank, find buried treasures, kids pirate party, costume contests, adult beer tasting, Mike and the Muffin Tops and much more.
September 6-8
Bingo Mania
Half Price!
Get your daubers ready for a half price bingo weekend! Your family can enjoy adult bingo, candy bingo, and grocery bingo. Grandparents visit free on Sunday! Visitor rules apply.
September 13-15
Dog Days of Summer
Summer may be ending but the fun continues this weekend. Pool tournament, water games, crafts for all ages, bingo and much more.
September 20-22
Autumn Apple-Tastic!
Autumn is in the air this weekend with apple themed crafts, Chili Cook Off, apple cider and donuts social, hayrides and much more.
September 27-29
Fall Harvest
Special Deal!
Camp for just $75.00 and experience Nelson’s Fall Festival complete with a hay maze, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, face painting and so much more.
October 4-6
Wizard Realm
This weekend is all about Harry Potter. With games, crafts and activities for all ages and a magic show with Mr. Magic.
October 11-14
Halloween Howl
Book Early!
It’s that time of year again to celebrate Halloween. Trick or treating, site decorating contests, costume parade, costume contests and pumpkin decorating. Celebrate our last weekend of the season with entertainment provided by DJ Tom “Weatherdog” Coon.
Family fun for all ages!
Additional activities & amenities include:
Fishing & Swimming Pond, Swimming Pool, Recreation Hall & Arcade,
Horseshoes, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Shuffleboard, Wi-Fi ($).
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 2018 activities brochure.