Activity Schedule




April 2014

April 11-13

50 Years-$50.00

Kick off our 50th year with all things 1950's: Dance contests, root beer floats, hula hoop & limbo contests and play name that tune. "Drive-in" night 50's movie and so much more.

April 18-20

Egg-Celent Easter

Celebrate Easter @ Nelson's! Egg hunt, egg decorating, egg toss, candy games, family Easter Bunny hunt, bunny hop races and a FREE ham dinner.

 April 25-27

 1/2 Price 50th Anniversary Party

Take a walk down memory lane. Bring in pictures of your families Nelson's memories from years past to share. Spend the evening celebrating 50 years at our "Anniversary Party" with a live band.

may 2014


May 2-4

"And Bingo was his name-O" Can Can

Bring in 15 non-perishable food items to be donated to our local food bank and get $26.00 off your weekend site fee. All things BINGO! Enjoy family bingo, grocery bingo, candy bingo and more.

May 9-11

Celebrate Moms

It's all about celebrating moms this weekend! Mother's day craft for kids and a mother/child activity. Free mom's only brunch. Bring in a recipe to share at our recipe swap and participate in a DIAMOND NECKLACE HUNT! Moms, pamper yourselves and get a chair massage or facial ($). Dance the night away with RENT-A-DJ.

 May 16-18

 Military Superhero Weekend

Show your military ID for 50% off your site fee this weekend. We are honoring our country's "Superheroes". Flag raising ceremony, parade, troop training course, capture the flag, rock wall climb ($) and more. We will be collecting goods and making cards to be sent to troops overseas.                   

 May 23-26

Memorial Day -"Groovy 60's"
 - $195.00
* SPECIAL: Book Memorial Day Weekend and our 70's Weekend (May 30-June 1) and leave your trailer on your site during the week for FREE*

 Celebrate the first holiday of the summer with us! We are headed back to the 60's: Hippie costume contest, Impersonation contest, Peace parade, Beach Blanket Bingo. Bring a T-shirt to tye dye. Airbrush tattoos ($). Get your groove on with DJ Keith Alan & RENT-A-DJ.

 May 30-June 1

 Disco Fever-1970's
* SPECIAL: Book Memorial Day Weekend and our 70's Weekend (May 30-June 1) and leave your trailer on your site during the week for FREE*

 Dance the night away at Disco night with RENT-A-DJ. 70's trivia challenge, make a pet rock and 70's karaoke. Join us for a potluck picnic-we supply the burgers & dogs, you bring a side dish to share.

June 2014

June 6-8

Milky Way

Chocolate fountain, chocolate milk drinking contest, chocolate dessert bake off, candy scatters for kids and adults. Head to the Milky Way-kids make your own planet, moon bounce and cardboard rocket ship challenge. Watch a Star Wars movie on the big screen.

June 13-15

Father Knows Best

Celebrate Dads! Dads enjoy a beer & snack ON US at our father's only get together. Father's day craft for kids and a father/child activity. Football toss challenge, lazy volleyball and a dance with RENT-A-DJ. Go bowling with dad at East Hampton Lanes- bowl 2 games and get the 3rd FREE!

June 20-22

        Mr. Potato Head Potato carving for adults. Potato races, Mr. & Mrs. Potato head contest and more! Enjoy our delicious potato bar with all the fixings. ($)

 June 27-29

Holiday Hullabaloo

Christmas site decorating contest, sledding, "snow ball" war, frozen T-shirt contest and more. Keep an eye out for Santa. St. Patrick's shamrock hunt and a Valentine's day candy scatter. Wine tasting for adults. Count down to "mid-night"at our New Year's eve dance.

July 2014

July 3-6

4th of July-Totally 80's

Like-Totally-80's! Pin the glove on Michael Jackson, teased hair/loudest make up contest, idols look alike, airbrush tattoos ($), 80's movie trivia challenge. Rock the nights away with DJ Keith Alan and a live band.  

July 11-13

We Appreciate YOU

Seasonal campers join us at our seasonal appreciation night-let us say thank you at our complimentary hors devours hour with raffles, giveaways and more. Attend our town's parade, flea market and carnival downtown for the Old Home Days celebration.

July 18-20

Pasta Dinner-90's Mania $99.00

Boy/girl band lip sync challenge, video games on the big screen. 90's trivia, and a Macarena dance contest. Two FREE pasta dinners per reservation-additional dinners will be available for a fee. Dance the nigh away with RENT-A-DJ.

 July 25-27

Ken VS. Barbie
(Battle of the sexes) 

It's a good ole fashioned battle of the sexes. Men Vs. Women, Girls Vs. Boys activities all weekend long. Annual Nelson's VS Wolf's Den Basketball game. Participate in a battle of the sexes game show with DJ Keith Alan.

August 2014

August 1-3

Hawaiian Luau

Coconut bowling, beach blanket bingo, limbo and sandcastle building contest. Dress in your Hawaiian garb for our luau by the pool. Pulled pork dinner ($). Spend the evening with World's Smallest Quartet.

August 8-10

The Golden Years

A weekend worth it's weight in gold-kids pan for gold and go on a golden ticket hunt. Adult treasure hunt for a GOLD NECKLACE! Spend a golden evening with your camping buddies and World's Smallest Quartet.

August 15-17

Family Carnival

Try your luck at a variety of old fashioned games of skill at our family carnival in the rec hall and earn tickets to bid on prizes. Airbrush tattoos ($) and a magic show w/ Prinkles the Clown.

August 22-24

One Fish-Two Fish

Slip n' slide, water balloon games, pool coin toss, family boat regatta challenge and play in the suds of the foam machine. Fish Fry dinner ($). Family fishing derby-the family with the largest catch of the weekend will win a FREE WEEKEND of camping. Dance the night away with RENT-A-DJ.  

 August 29-September 1

Labor Day-Around the World Potluck

Celebrate the many different backgrounds of our campers this weekend with a heritage potluck picnic-bring an authentic dish from your heritage to share. Enjoy music and games from many different cultures around the world. Airbrush Tattoos ($) & Curious Creatures will be here!

September 2014

September 5-7

Grandparents Weekend

Celebrate Grandparents day with Nelson's. Grandparents may visit for FREE or Grandparents may book a site and bring their grandchildren for FREE. Enjoy a grandparent/child craft, beach chair volleyball and come to our FREE grandparent/child snack hour. Magic show w/ Prinkles the Clown. Bingo both nights!

September 12-14

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Our tea cup auction with a twist-campers earn tickets throughout the weekend by participating in special activities. The more activities you join in-the more chances you get to bid on your favorite prize at the auction! Bring a hat to decorate for our Mad Hatter Hat contest. Teddy bear tea party for the kids and watch a family movie on the big screen.

September 19-21


We're loco for tacos! Enjoy a FREE taco dinner. Limit 3 tacos per person. Pinata, bean races, sobrero dance game and more.

 September 26-28

Open since 1964-Camp for just $64

Bring in 15 non-perishable food items to be donated to our local food bank and get $26.00 off your site fee for the weekend. All things 1964-Beatles trivia, "GI Joe" Paratroopers, hunt for Magilla Gorilla and so much more. Watch a family movie on the big screen.

October 2014

October 3-5

Pumpkin Patch

We have gone pumpkin crazy! Pumpkin crafts, pumpkin rolling, pumpkin seed spitting contest. Guess the weight of the great pumpkin, pumpkin pie bake off and more. Enjoy cider & s'mores at an evening campfire.

 October 10-13

 Halloween Happenings-

Calling all witches, ghosts & goblins-enjoy trick-or treating, site decorating and costume contests, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrap race, pumpkin carving for teens & adults. Dance to DJ Jim Hogan.


Family fun for all ages!
Additional activities & amenities include:
Fishing & Swimming Pond, Swimming Pool, Rec. Hall & Arcade, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Shuffleboard, Wi-Fi ($) ,
Access to Lake Pocotopaug 1/2 mile away, and an 1,800 sq. ft.          
                      pavilion (party rentals available)                                        


Nelson's Family Campground 71 Mott Hill Road East Hampton, CT 06424 Call Toll Free: 866-445-6520 Local: 860-267-5300
Fax: 860-267-8956 Email:

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