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Whether you’re planning your end of summer camping trip or looking forward to a fall camping getaway, there’s no better time than the present to review steps on how to be the best camper during your vacation. Keep reading for our guide to camping etiquette 101!

BE A COURTEOUS GUEST

Before your trip, take time to review the rules of the campground. Do they allow you to bring your own firewood? What are the check-in/out times? Knowing the rules ahead of time will give you peace of mind during your vacation! You’ll also want to be a good neighbor. For instance, treat neighboring campsites like they are private lawns – avoid walking through them or parking on them. Bringing your furry friend along? Make sure they’re on a leash at your site or in a secure spot. And the last tip to being a courteous guest – observe quiet hours. If you’re arriving late, make sure to keep the noise down while setting up camp. Maybe the kids are in bed and the parents want to relax around the fire. That’s fine! Just remember that you have neighbors so be mindful of the noise level. That goes for the furry friends too – please be mindful of Fido’s barking when you’re away from your site. Woof!

KEEP IT CLEAN

Everyone loves vacation in the great outdoors – so let’s keep it clean and we can all enjoy it for years to come! What’s the most important thing to remember? Never litter. It should go without saying, but throwing trash on the ground is a major no-no where ever you are, but especially while camping. This includes cigarette butts and cleaning up after your dog. Also, never leave food or trash laying around. It could attract unwanted guests! If you do your part, everyone can enjoy their outdoor camping adventure!

Also, maybe you encounter a messy bathhouse or a broken attraction – let a staff member know so the issue can be addressed immediately. We’ll do our part too in keeping the park clean and running smoothly!

STAY SAFE

And finally, stay safe while vacationing. It’s easy to get carried away in the fun of a camping trip, but taking steps to ensure you, your family, and your fellow campers are safe is very important. For instance, never leave a campfire unattended. And never leave small children alone around a campfire. Another way to keep everyone safe is minding the speed limit around the campground. Campgrounds are full of active families with children and some (like our Camp-Resort) can have mountainous terrain so drive slow and be alert. Finally, if you’re adventuring out on the water, always wear a life jacket, even if you’re an advanced swimmer!

Now that you’re a pro at being the best camper you can be, it’s time to start planning your camping trip! See you soon!

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This year, we're extra thankful for our campers, park team and the whole Clay's Park community! ⁠

Thanks for creating lasting memories with us!
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Today is Veterans Day! To the veterans in our Clay's Park community and in all of our lives, a hearty thank you for your service to our country! 🇺🇸 ...

And just like that, we're in our last week of the season!⁠

Join us as we say farewell to our campers this weekend, and get in one last camping trip of the season. Choose from RV sites, primitive sites and cabins. ⁠

Link in bio to book!
...

This weekend at Clay's has more Halloween fun in store! Join us for...⁠

🎤 Karaoke at John O's⁠
🕸️ Spider slime craft⁠
🍂 Hay wagon rides⁠
🎃 Kid's Halloween bingo⁠
🎶 Live music at John O's⁠

See the full schedule at the link in our bio, and make your way to Clay's this weekend! ⁠

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New Country Fest campsites available!⁠

Due to overwhelming demand this year, we're releasing additional Red Carpet RV Sites that were originally slated to open later in the summer. These brand new sites include a concrete pad, full hook-ups and are in one of the best locations in the park! ⁠

Book now at the link in our bio.
...

We're kicking off our Halloween celebration this weekend! We've got lots of scary fun planned, including:⁠

-Campground trick-or-treating⁠
-Family halloween party⁠
-Costume contest⁠
-Haunted hay ride⁠
-Outdoor movie: The Addams Family⁠

There's still some sites available if you're looking for a list minute getaway and excuse to throw on your costume a little early! ⁠

Link in bio to book.
...

Deluxe camping for Country Fest is now OPEN TO BOOK!⁠

Head to the link in our bio to grab your spot before it's gone. We've got new options this year like ADA friendly cabins, Red Carpet RV sites, and our Hilltop Lodge that sleeps up to 17 people! ⁠

If you're looking to get the party started early, add on Early Camping for a cheaper nightly rate!⁠

We can't wait to see you there 😆
...

Who's ready for Country Fest 2022? ⁠

WE ARE! Bookings for Deluxe Camping for Country Fest will be launching tomorrow. Stay tuned and get your cowboy boots ready, we will fill up fast!⁠

Visit the link in our bio for more information!
...

Just another gorgeous fall day at Clay's 🍁 ☀️ 🍂⁠

Our 500-acre resort has begun it's transformation from vibrant greens to warm oranges, yellows and reds. Whether you're visiting us from nearby or far away, you'll certainly feel transported during your stay. ⁠

Get your fall camping fix at the link in our bio.
...

Your next campsite is calling ☎️⁠

Choose from a Standard RV site with water and electric hook-up (also great for tent campers!) or our Premium Pull-Thru and Back-In sites which include FULL hook-ups! ⁠

As always, your nightly rate includes access to our exciting amenities like mini-golf, a 23 acre fishing lake, sports courts, a jumping pillow and more. Grab your spot at the link in our bio.
...

We've made it half-way through the week, that's half-way towards a weekend of...⁠

-Fishing on our 23-acre fishing lake ⁠
-Bouncing on our jumping pillow⁠
-Putting around our 18-hole mini golf course⁠
-Hiking and biking around our 500 acres⁠
-Mining for treasures at our gem mining sluice⁠
-Playing on one of our many sports courts⁠
-Sliding and swinging on our playground⁠

And of course, roasting marshmallows around a warm campfire. Get all this and more when you camp with us. Book your fall stay today at the link in our bio! ⁠
...

Have next Monday off? Take advantage of the long weekend and book a stay at Clay's! Even as the temps begin to cool, we've got lots of fun included in your stay:⁠

-Jumping pillow⁠
-18 hole mini-golf⁠
-Sports courts⁠
-Fishing lake⁠
-Hiking trails⁠
-Gem mining ($) ⁠
-Scheduled activities, including a visit from the Akron Zoo on Saturday! ⁠

We've got cabins and campsites available. Link in bio to book. ⁠
...

GROUP CAMPING DEAL⁠

We've got two new group camping deals to make fall camping even cooler. Perfect for a church camp outing, team bonding or a large group of friends! ⁠

Book 2 nights of Primitive Group Camping and get the 3rd night FREE⁠
or⁠
Book 2 nights of the Electric Only Group Camping and get FREE USE of the Fox Run Pavilion for the duration of your stay. The pavilion sits adjacent to the area and offers covered picnic table seating perfect for group meals, activities and gatherings. The pavilion has private parking, water/electric, and lighting to extend your enjoyment into the evening. ⁠

Link in bio to book! ⁠
...

This weekend's forecast: Perfect camping weather 🌤️⁠

October will be off to a sunny start with temps in the 70s all weekend long. How are you going to soak it in? You know where we'll be 😎⁠

Don't miss out on this perfect camping weather, book a last minute getaway at Clay's! Link in bio.
...

This weekend is Pumpkin Patch Weekend! 🎃⁠

Camp at Clay's Park this weekend to harvest your very own magic pumpkin! We'll be planting seeds on Friday night and harvesting on Saturday morning, followed by pumpkin decorating in the afternoon. Plus other fun fall festivities, including:⁠

-Outdoor movie night - The Wizard of Oz ⁠
-Hay Wagon Rides⁠

Head to the link in our bio to book your spot! ⁠
...

Your perfect little cabin the woods is waiting for you!⁠

Our Cozy Cabins are sheltered by towering evergreen trees. They may be small, but they've got everything you need including sleeping for up to 4 people, a private bathroom with shower, and a small kitchenette. Spend your nights around the fire pit and your mornings on the front porch before heading out for a day of fun! ⁠

Check out all of our cabins at the link in our bio!
...

This year, we're extra thankful for our campers, park team and the whole Clay's Park community! ⁠

Thanks for creating lasting memories with us!
...

Today is Veterans Day! To the veterans in our Clay's Park community and in all of our lives, a hearty thank you for your service to our country! 🇺🇸 ...

And just like that, we're in our last week of the season!⁠

Join us as we say farewell to our campers this weekend, and get in one last camping trip of the season. Choose from RV sites, primitive sites and cabins. ⁠

Link in bio to book!
...

This weekend at Clay's has more Halloween fun in store! Join us for...⁠

🎤 Karaoke at John O's⁠
🕸️ Spider slime craft⁠
🍂 Hay wagon rides⁠
🎃 Kid's Halloween bingo⁠
🎶 Live music at John O's⁠

See the full schedule at the link in our bio, and make your way to Clay's this weekend! ⁠

...

New Country Fest campsites available!⁠

Due to overwhelming demand this year, we're releasing additional Red Carpet RV Sites that were originally slated to open later in the summer. These brand new sites include a concrete pad, full hook-ups and are in one of the best locations in the park! ⁠

Book now at the link in our bio.
...

We're kicking off our Halloween celebration this weekend! We've got lots of scary fun planned, including:⁠

-Campground trick-or-treating⁠
-Family halloween party⁠
-Costume contest⁠
-Haunted hay ride⁠
-Outdoor movie: The Addams Family⁠

There's still some sites available if you're looking for a list minute getaway and excuse to throw on your costume a little early! ⁠

Link in bio to book.
...

Deluxe camping for Country Fest is now OPEN TO BOOK!⁠

Head to the link in our bio to grab your spot before it's gone. We've got new options this year like ADA friendly cabins, Red Carpet RV sites, and our Hilltop Lodge that sleeps up to 17 people! ⁠

If you're looking to get the party started early, add on Early Camping for a cheaper nightly rate!⁠

We can't wait to see you there 😆
...

Who's ready for Country Fest 2022? ⁠

WE ARE! Bookings for Deluxe Camping for Country Fest will be launching tomorrow. Stay tuned and get your cowboy boots ready, we will fill up fast!⁠

Visit the link in our bio for more information!
...

Just another gorgeous fall day at Clay's 🍁 ☀️ 🍂⁠

Our 500-acre resort has begun it's transformation from vibrant greens to warm oranges, yellows and reds. Whether you're visiting us from nearby or far away, you'll certainly feel transported during your stay. ⁠

Get your fall camping fix at the link in our bio.
...

Your next campsite is calling ☎️⁠

Choose from a Standard RV site with water and electric hook-up (also great for tent campers!) or our Premium Pull-Thru and Back-In sites which include FULL hook-ups! ⁠

As always, your nightly rate includes access to our exciting amenities like mini-golf, a 23 acre fishing lake, sports courts, a jumping pillow and more. Grab your spot at the link in our bio.
...

We've made it half-way through the week, that's half-way towards a weekend of...⁠

-Fishing on our 23-acre fishing lake ⁠
-Bouncing on our jumping pillow⁠
-Putting around our 18-hole mini golf course⁠
-Hiking and biking around our 500 acres⁠
-Mining for treasures at our gem mining sluice⁠
-Playing on one of our many sports courts⁠
-Sliding and swinging on our playground⁠

And of course, roasting marshmallows around a warm campfire. Get all this and more when you camp with us. Book your fall stay today at the link in our bio! ⁠
...

Have next Monday off? Take advantage of the long weekend and book a stay at Clay's! Even as the temps begin to cool, we've got lots of fun included in your stay:⁠

-Jumping pillow⁠
-18 hole mini-golf⁠
-Sports courts⁠
-Fishing lake⁠
-Hiking trails⁠
-Gem mining ($) ⁠
-Scheduled activities, including a visit from the Akron Zoo on Saturday! ⁠

We've got cabins and campsites available. Link in bio to book. ⁠
...

GROUP CAMPING DEAL⁠

We've got two new group camping deals to make fall camping even cooler. Perfect for a church camp outing, team bonding or a large group of friends! ⁠

Book 2 nights of Primitive Group Camping and get the 3rd night FREE⁠
or⁠
Book 2 nights of the Electric Only Group Camping and get FREE USE of the Fox Run Pavilion for the duration of your stay. The pavilion sits adjacent to the area and offers covered picnic table seating perfect for group meals, activities and gatherings. The pavilion has private parking, water/electric, and lighting to extend your enjoyment into the evening. ⁠

Link in bio to book! ⁠
...

This weekend's forecast: Perfect camping weather 🌤️⁠

October will be off to a sunny start with temps in the 70s all weekend long. How are you going to soak it in? You know where we'll be 😎⁠

Don't miss out on this perfect camping weather, book a last minute getaway at Clay's! Link in bio.
...

This weekend is Pumpkin Patch Weekend! 🎃⁠

Camp at Clay's Park this weekend to harvest your very own magic pumpkin! We'll be planting seeds on Friday night and harvesting on Saturday morning, followed by pumpkin decorating in the afternoon. Plus other fun fall festivities, including:⁠

-Outdoor movie night - The Wizard of Oz ⁠
-Hay Wagon Rides⁠

Head to the link in our bio to book your spot! ⁠
...

Your perfect little cabin the woods is waiting for you!⁠

Our Cozy Cabins are sheltered by towering evergreen trees. They may be small, but they've got everything you need including sleeping for up to 4 people, a private bathroom with shower, and a small kitchenette. Spend your nights around the fire pit and your mornings on the front porch before heading out for a day of fun! ⁠

Check out all of our cabins at the link in our bio!
...