Jellystone Park™ at Kozy Rest Blog

Just a Spoonful of Sugar
August 12th, 2019 6:12 pm
"Mom, can I have this?"
"Dad, I want candy!"
"Can we get a candy bar, too?"

If these phrases are something you hear on a regular basis when at the store, you are not alone. Candy is always conveniently placed for little wandering eyes to see and, inevitably, want. And what adult hasn't indulged a young one by buying them a candy bar on the way out the door? They often deserve it, after all. But how much sugar is too much for one day? And how much sugar is in that candy bar your little one is munching on right before bed? 

According to the AHA, for children between the ages of 2-18, less than 25g of added sugars (6 teaspoons) are recommended per day. 
Added sugars, by definition, are "sugars and syrups added to food and beverages when processed or prepared. This does not include naturally occuring sugars such as in fruits and vegetables." (

Eating candy is not all bad, nor should sugar be forbidden, but we should be conscious about our sugar intake and keep...
Bug Off!
August 1st, 2019 3:54 pm
Summertime bugs and mosquitoes are the worst, but sometimes applying bug spray can be even more annoying than the bugs themselves. Store-bought bug spray can be smelly, sticky, and overwhelming, and can cost more than some are willing to spend. If you love DIY projects and are looking for a more natural, appealing bug spray, try this simple recipe at home!

What you'll need:
-Small glass/plastic spray bottle
-Essential oils (lavender, citronella, lemongrass)
-Witch Hazel (Can be found at WalMart or even Dollar General!)
(Any combinations of two or more of these oils should work just fine if you don't have them all)

Directions: In small spray bottle, pour 1/3c of Witch Hazel. Add 5 drops each of lavender, citronella, and lemongrass essential oils. Shake and spray! (WARNING: Highly concentrated essential oils can be irritating to skin, especailly for little ones, so try spraying your clothes instead of your skin.)

Alternative: Do you grow fresh lavender in your home garden? Try...
S'more S'mores!
July 29th, 2019 5:11 pm
I think everyone would agree that s'mores are a camping staple. But when you camp multiple times during the summer, or even all summer long, plain old s'mores can get boring. So, s'mores lovers, use these fun recipes to spice up your s'mores this summer!

S'mores in a Bag

Love walking tacos? Try them as a sweet treat instead!
What you'll need:
-Small bags of Teddy Grahams
-Chocolate pieces or chocolate chips
Instructions: Break apart pieces of chocolate or pour chips into Teddy Graham bag. Roast a few marshmallows over the fire. Add them to the bag. stir it up, and enjoy with a fork!

S'mores Cones

Take a break from cold ice cream cones and try warm, melty s'mores cones instead!
What you'll need:
-Sugar/waffle cones
-Chocolate chips
-Mini marshmallows
-Aluminum foil
Instructions: Fill cone with chocolate and marshmallows. Wrap entire cone in foil. Place on grill top over fire for 7-10min. Unwrap and enjoy! *Caution: These may be HOT!*

Cookie S'mores...
Celebrate Your Birthday with Yogi Bear!
June 4th, 2019 12:42 pm
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest offers 8 different birthday party specials to make your birthday party the most memorable yet! No matter if you're turning 1 or 101 Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are ready to boogie down and help you celebrate! We have a party for everyone!

Laser Tag Party

Enjoy a personal visit from Yogi Bear™, a birthday card, balloons, 12 cupcakes, a t-shirt, and 45 minute Laser Tag Battle Experience for up to 10 plays! 

Ultimate Birthday Bash

Enjoy a person visit from Yogi Bear, a birthday card, balloons, 12 cupcakes, a t-shirt, a pillowcase to color, markers, park admission for 5 friends, and a Personal Firetruck Ride for you and your friends to create the ultimate birthday experience!

Hey Ride Party

Enjoy a person visit from Yogi Bear, a birthday card, balloons, 12 cupcakes, a t-shirt, beanie plush, and Personal “Hey Wagon” Ride for you and your friends to create an unforgettable birthday experience!


DIY Birthday...

How Camping Keeps You Healthy!
June 4th, 2019 11:36 am
A weekend of camping, kicking back & relaxing is good for everyone, right? Well, there are quite a few true health benefits to camping! We are constantly rushing around from point A to point B, high stress and high strung while our bodies are longing for a break in nature! Check out some of the surprising ways camping can keep you fit! 

1. Reset your biological clock! 
In order for this to work, you have to leave your technology at home! Your bodies natural sleep cycle will reboot with the rising and setting of the sun! Get ready to feel the most rested you've felt in years!

2. Increases levels of seratonin and vitamin D! 
You'll still want to bring along your daily Multivitamin, but the supplements you'll receive while your keeping will make you feel your best! Camping increases your oxygen intake, exercise levels and sunlight intake both raising your levels of seratonin and vitamin D!

3. Stronger family bonds! 
Families are able to make the most of camping trips by puttin...