Tips for First Time Campers!

So you’ve decided to give camping a try? Camping is one of our favorite things to do and we think you’ll love it too!

You may be getting anxious about your first experience, and that’s okay. We’re glad you picked us to share this experience with and we’re here to help guide you in getting ready for your visit! In fact, here at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkTM at Kozy Rest, we’ve got cabin and yurt rentals that are perfect for folks who are new to the camping experience and have not yet invested in a tent or RV.
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After deciding which one of our rentals is best for you and your family, it’s time to start planning your fun, yet affordable vacation! Since we won’t be there as you get ready for your camping trip, we thought sharing some basic tips will help to ensure you have an awesome first time camping experience.

Pack clothing for warm, cold, rainy and humid weather, keeping in mind the time of year you plan to camp with us.
Pack flip-flops for showers and pool time.

Sort your gear into different bins for easy organization while traveling.

Have a properly stocked first aid kit.

Bring extra batteries for flashlights, lanterns, portable chargers, etc.

Know how to pitch a tent (if you’re not renting one of our cabins or yurts).

Learn how to build a fire.

Plan meals ahead of time so you buy and bring only what food you need.

Plan to keep food sealed and out of reach from animals.

Don’t sweat it if you forget something. Our camp store is fully stocked with practically everything you may need for your camping trip.

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If you’re looking for even more advice, check out these additional 60 Camping Tips for Beginners from seasoned pros. You’ll become a skilled camper in no time!

If you have any questions about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest in particular, don’t hesitate to call us at 724-735-2417 or check out our website that includes all kinds of helpful information about the park.

On behalf of the entire Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest staff, we look forward to seeing you this camping season.