Events Calendar

Weekends Were Meant for Camping and Celebrating

Book your stay during one of our themed weekend events and experience a family-fun extravaganza featuring activities for all ages! Enjoy arts and crafts, games, contests, music, food, live entertainment, and so much more!


April 12th – 14th
Let the Adventure Begin! Join us for the opening weekend of the 2024 camping season!

April 19th – 21st
Camping is Toadally Terrific! There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than a camping trip with the Family!

April 26th – April 28th
Bloom Where You Are Plant-ed! Let your creativity bloom as we celebrate Arbor Day at Nelson’s.


May 3rd – 5th
Camping is FantasTACO! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long with games, crafts, contests and more!

May 10th – 12th
Sweet as Can Bee! The best Mother’s day gift is a family camping trip. We will have muffins for the camping moms, games and crafts for all ages.

May 17th – May 19th
Superheroes Assemble! Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes at Nelson’s. Join us for a crime fighting good time this weekend.

May 24th – 27th
Celebrating Our Red, White and Blue Heros! Memorial Day weekend is here as we celebrate the unofficial start to summer with the Mic Louis Band, food trucks and family fun!

May 31st – June 2nd
Ready to Get Messy? Celebrate with our 2nd annual color run, messy fun and a DJ!


June 7th – 9th
Let’s Get Mad! This weekend is all about mad science.

June 14th – 16th
You’re Tee-Rific! Dad is requesting a weekend of camping for father’s day! Join us tie dye, family games and father’s day doughnuts.

June 21st – June 23rd
Calm B4 the Storm! Bingo weekend is back! Adult bingo, candy bingo, scavenger hunt bingo and more!

June 28th – June 30th
Let’s Get Creative! Time to get creative. Join us for our first camper art show, a paint party and more creative fun!


4th of July: July 4th – July 8th
Beads and Bling is Our Thing! Summer is here and we are celebrating 4th of July with you! The Mick Louis Band is back and we will have family fun for all.

July 12th – 14th
Summer Shellabration! Camping with mermaids and sea creatures, what could be better? Grab your snorkel and join us for a weekend of ocean fun!

July 19th – 21st
You’re One in a Melon! Time to find that watermelon! Join us for a watermelon hunt, seed contest and more surprises.

July 26th – 28th
Sandy and Bright! Nothing beats camping like Christmas in July! We always have a jolly good time with games, crafts and merry fun!


August 2nd – 4th
Splash Bash! Bring your towels because it’s going to be a soaker this weekend. We will have family games, kids crafts, adult crafts and a splashing good time!

August 9th – 11th
Clued In… This weekend is all a mystery. Join us for a mysterious adventure

August 16th – 18th
Ready to Flamingle! A Hawaiian Luau, a pool party and some tropical fun brought to Nelson’s this weekend.

August 23rd – 25th
Grillin and Chillin! Summer is coming to an end but the camping fun has just begun. Join us for life size games, crafts and family fun for all.

August 30th – September 2nd
Let’s Hit Rewind! Labor Day weekend is here and we are celebrating Retro style. We will have music, games, crafts and more family fun!


September 6th – 8th
Boots & Suits It’s Western weekend at Nelson’s! Grab your boots and get ready to dance.

September 13th – 15th
Making S’More Memories Fall is in the air as we celebrate with S’more around the campfire.

September 20th – 22nd
Campers Have Talent! Time to show off your special talent with a weekend of fun. We will have family Karaoke and a few surprises too!

September 27th – 29th
Life is Like a Fairytale! Join the fairytale fun as we welcome a Medieval party and more!


October 4th – 6th
Poisonous Potions & Devilish Delights! Halloween Weekend number one is sure to be exciting with a halloween dance, costume contest and site decorating.

October 11th – 14th
Ghoul Bye! Join us for a second weekend of halloween with trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunts and more!

Activities may vary. Please call for more information. All events are for campers, seasonal guests and/or their registered visitors only.

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Nelson's Family Campground 71 Mott Hill Road
East Hampton, CT 06424

(860) 267-5300

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