2013 Special Events at Strawberry Park
2013 Spring, Summer, & Fall
at Strawberry Park
All prices listed are for a campsite for a family up to 5 (2 adults & 3 children) or for up to 4 adults, unless otherwise noted. The abbreviations for site hook-ups & rates listed are:
Tent –Tent sites with no hook-ups
WEC–Sites with water, electric and cable TV
WECS (full hook-ups)–Water, electric, cable TV and sewer
RT—RV Rental Trailer (does not include CT 6.35% tax)
PM—Park Model Rental (does not include CT 6.35% tax)
Cabin—Log Cabin RV Rental (does not include CT 6.35% tax)
Reservations for all spring and fall weekends, as well as any summer vacation stay of 7 nights or more, may be made starting 1 year prior to your arrival date. If your stay is for less than 7 nights during the peak summer season (any departure date after June 28 and before August 23), we begin accepting those reservations based on the length of your stay. How many nights will you be camping? You may make your summer reservations the number of months in advance equal to the number of nights you are camping. For instance, if you are staying 4 summer nights, you may reserve 4 months in advance of your arrival date, while summer weekends may be reserved 2 months in advance of your arrival date. This policy allows those making summer vacation plans a chance to make reservations before all the sites fill for summer weekend stays.
Spring weekends feature early check-in times and extended Sunday check-out of 6PM for sites and 4PM for rental units unless otherwise noted. In the spring, we offer discounted mid-week rates on sites and rentals starting at just $40/night. These are the lowest rates in the region…find a lower rate within 20 miles for similar hook-ups and we will match it (excludes Parks run by State of CT). Stay for 3 consecutive spring weeknights and your 4th weeknight is FREE!! (valid until 6/20/13, excluding holidays or music festivals). Reservations for all spring weekends (and for all departures on or before June 28) are taken up to 1 year in advance, as well as summer vacation stays of 7 nights or longer.
Early Season Spectacular—April 12 through May 19: Why wait until Memorial Day to start camping? Six weekends, including our Rockin’ Oldies Weekend, Mother’s Day/Bingo Bonanza and Family Fun Fest, as well as your school’s April vacation are included. Weekend events feature Bingo, kickball, horseshoes, wagon rides, dances and plenty of activities for the whole family. A reminder that as school vacation weeks vary, scheduled activities are on the weekends only, and limited facilities are available during weekdays. The entire 6 weekends, with on-site unplugged storage, plus your April vacation week (limited facilities mid-week in April) for just $416-Tent / $512-WEC / $596-WECS. If RV plugged in during mid-week storage, add $10/week or $50 for the package.
Easter Weekend—Due to Easter occurring in March, there will be no “Easter Weekend” at Strawberry Park in 2013. We look forward to 2014, when Easter will be on April 20.
Spring Spruce-Up/Patriot’s Day Weekend—April 12-14: Care to camp for FREE? Help us rake a couple of campsites and earn back your full site camping fees for the weekend in the form of a credit for any future stay (if staying in a rental unit, clean-up entitles you to a credit equal to site fee). On this weekend, our site rates are cut in half—just $40 for the whole weekend (or for either Fri or Sat night only). Please note that on this early-season weekend, there will be limited activities, including wagon rides, kickball, horseshoes, and Bingo. All campsites, any hook-ups $40 for full weekend. This weekend is also our “Massacusetts Special” where our camping friends from MA celebrating Patriot’s Day can add Sunday night free. RV Rentals $158 / Park Models $198 / Cabins $258. The heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa are scheduled to open the weekend of April 12.
April BOGO “Buy One Get One Free” Saver Weekends—April 19-21 & April 26-28: Reserve one weekend and get the second free (as well as free on-site storage between weekends for unplugged RVs). These April weekends feature family activities such as Bingo (in our heated Rec Center if the weather is chilly), wagon rides, kickball, as well as ceramics and a Saturday night dance. Our heated pool and an adult whirlpool spa are scheduled to open for these weekends ! $64-Tent / $80-WEC / $96-WECS / $158-RT / $198-PM / $258 Cabin. No exchanges or substitutions on “BOGO” special. Regular rate applies if reserving only 1 weekend. Remember, if camping mid-week between these weekends, our special of “stay 3 nights and your 4th night is free” applies, but there are no events or activities mid-week in April. “BOGO” special also applies to golf cart rentals! Ask about our additional discounts for groups and camping clubs. Armed Services & First Responders Special…add Thursday and/or Sunday night for free if you are either an active or former member of any of the United States armed services or an active or retired first responder (police, fire or medical).
“Rockin’ Oldies” Weekend–May 2-5: Join us for the first 2013 appearance of “The Outriggers”, as well as a variety of tribute performers, including an Elvis act, a Beatles band and classic Motown, presenting hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. An Oldies Karaoke Contest will reward our top singer with a $100 gift certificate, and our 5th Annual Classic Car Show, with a $25 future reservation credit for campers bringing a pre-1975 vehicle to display. Join us for sack races, 3-legged races, a Tug-of-War, psychedelic sixties T-shirt tie-dyeing and an old-fashioned picnic. The pools and hot tubs will be open and a full schedule of activities offered. $120-Tent / $136-WEC / $152-WECS / $248-RT / $278-PM / $338—Cabin. Please note that Oldies Weekend occurs before Mother’s Day in 2013, and we are offering Thursday night FREE with your weekend reservation. This includes our Thursday night bonfire.
Mother’s Day/Bingo Bonanza & $2000 Raffle—May 10-12: Activities on this fun-filled weekend include a Champagne Dance for Mom, several great Bingo sessions, a free Mother’s Day breakfast for Mom (one free breakfast per site). Many other activities for all ages help the family celebrate Mom’s special day. Our annual “Mother’s Day Raffle” will be drawn, with a $1000 grand prize, and an additional $1000 awarded. Each weekend reservation and Spring Spectacular site receives a raffle ticket, and additional tickets may be purchased. While you don’t need to be present to win, join us for the drawing at noon on Sunday. Adult whirlpool spa will be open, as well the heated pool for all ages. $120-Tent / $136-WEC / $152-WECS / $248-RT / $278-PM / $338—Cabin
Family Fun Fest Weekend & Grandparents Special—May 17-19: This fun-filled weekend includes a moon bounce, face painters, balloon artists, rock wall, a Jeepers Creepers show, and a bonfire. All this, plus an egg toss, greased pole climb and many more activities for all ages. One of our most popular events, so please reserve early. This is the 6th and final weekend as part of our “Spring Spectacular” package. Our “Grandparents Special” offers either Thursday night or Sunday night free with your weekend reservation–so bring along a grandchild for your stay (or simply show us a photo of your grandchild when registering, if they are unable to join you for all the fun). $144-Tent / $160-WEC / $176-WECS / $322-RT / $382-PM / $468 Cabin. All 3 swimming pools (as well as the kiddy pool and adult whirlpool spas) are scheduled to be open this weekend!
Memorial Day Weekend—May 24-27: Non-stop activities all weekend, with extended Monday check out. Always sold-out, so reserve soon. $273-Tent / $297-WEC / $321-WECS / $504-RT / $588-PM / $696-Cabin
36th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival May 30—June 2: Four days of world-class music!! Campsites and rentals fill quickly, so make your reservations early. Includes Thursday morning through Sunday 6PM. Please note that campsites for this weekend are ONLY available for festival attendees, and all members of your camping party who are 13 and older must purchase a festival pass (teenagers 13-17 are half price with a parent and children 12 & under are free). Each campsite or rental reservation must be for at least 2 adults. Early bird tickets (before January 1) are $100; advance purchase passes (Jan 1-March 31) are $110; and are $120 from April 1 until May 27. Prices after May 27 and at the gate (cash only) are $130 per adult age 18 yrs & up (teens ½ price) for those reserving a site, a full weekend pass or for those who prefer general admission Camping in the Rough (2 CIR choices—our Ballfield Picking Lot–only first 50 spots at $60 per spot OR plenty of Free CIR (festival pass fee only). No ground fires, generators, or pets allowed, no hook-ups or picnic tables provided with any free rough camping or in Picker’sLot). Individual Day Visitor Passes for Thur, Fri, Sat or Sun may be purchased in advance, or at the gate. Performers include: The Seldom Scene, The Kruger Brothers, The Greencards, The Steeldrivers, Gibson Brothers and more. For more details, and a schedule of performers, please see our 2013 Bluegrass Festival page. During this weekend, our quiet hours in the ballfield CIR area are relaxed to allow non-amplified bluegrass picking and singing through the night. We love pickers! Program and performers subject to change—visit our website for the latest info. General CIR—free with pd pass / Ballfield Picking Lot $60 / $168-WEC / $192-WECS / $414-RT / $504-PM / $603-Cabin
17th Annual “Blast from the Bayou” Cajun/Zydeco Festival—June 6-9: We are proud to host our 17th annual festival featuring the best music, food and dancing from the bayous ofLouisiana. Our large wooden dance floors at two separate venues (including our newest dance floor in front of the main stage) offer plenty of room to dance to the bands and learn all the right moves from our dance instructors. Reservations run from anytime Thursday through 6PM on Sunday, and each campsite or rental reservation must be for at least 2 adults, with no additional charge for children 12 & under. Please note that campsites for this weekend are ONLY available for festival attendees, and all members of your camping party who are 13 and older must purchase a festival pass (1/2 price for teens 13-20 with a parent). Early bird festival camper passes (before Jan 1) are $95 per person; advance tickets are $105 (Jan 1 -March 31) and $115 April 1 until June 2); $125 per adult after June 2 and at the gate—(teens are ½ price), and include free Camping in the Rough (no ground fires, generators or pets allowed; no hook-ups or picnic tables provided with CIR). Ages 18 & over—teens 13-17 are ½ price. Day Visitor passes may be purchased in advance (reduced rate), or at the gate (cash only). Authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine will be featured. Performers include: Geno Delafose, Steve Riley, Curley Taylor, The Pine Leaf Boys, Li’l Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step, The Savoy Family Cajun Band, Jesse Lege, Planet Zydeco, Lil Anne & Hot Cayenne, Sidewalk Zydeco, Jimmy Jo and The Jumol’ Ayuhs and more! Program and performers subject to change. For more information, and a schedule of performers, see our 2013 CZ Festival page. If you are reserving for both Bluegrass & Cajun, please call early, as campsites fill quickly ($10 discount off site fee for Cajun if reserving for both weekends). For a complete list of performers, visit our website. CIR–free with paid pass / $168-WEC / $192-WECS / $414-RT / $504-PM / $603-Cabin
School Picnics & Corporate Outings—Although we host picnics throughout the year, weekdays in late May and early June are our busiest times for hosting special events. Call us to reserve YOUR date. School picnic dates fill quickly, so call us ASAP! We offer a scheduled program for your group, great menu options and special activities such as water balloon tosses and wagon rides. Campers joining us mid-week from late May through mid-June may encounter some school picnics at those times.
Spring into Summer Weeks—June 9-13 & June 16-20: Our off-season mid-week site rate of $40 per night is still in effect for this transition from spring into summer, as well as discounted rates on RV, Park Model and Log Cabin rentals starting at just $99/night. Limited facilities, including the pools, will be open mid-week. The activity schedule for these weekdays will be very limited, depending on how long school calendars are extended due to any winter snow days. Numerous school picnics will accompany our campers on mid-week dates in June. Please note if you are arriving on Sunday, June 9 or Sunday, June 16, your specific site or rental may not be ready until 6PM, as we offer extended check-out on those weekends.
Father’s Day & Strawberry Harvest Weekend June 14-16: Two of our favorite weekends are combined, with our Strawberry Dessert Contest (valuable prizes!), our Strawberry Daiquiri Dance and our 12th Annual “Little Miss Strawberry Park Pageant” (2 age divisions), our 33rd Annual Horseshoe Tournament with trophies for the top 3 pitchers, as well as a “Dads Only” softball game, and a free ice-cold draught beer for all dads who stop by the horseshoe tourney. Sunday site check-out is extended until 4PM for sites & rentals this weekend. $166-Tent / $182-WEC / $198-WECS / $358-RT / $404-PM / $508-Cabin
2013 summer weekly vacation rates at 2010 prices!!
Summer Events and Activities—During the summer (starting June 21), a full daily schedule of 30-35 planned and supervised activities are featured every day (see our sample summer activity schedule), including nightly entertainment such as Bingo, karaoke, pool-side dances, bonfires, hypnotists, magic shows, teen dances, and much, much more.
Summer Reservation Notes–As vacation sites fill up faster each year, please note that for summer site stays of less than 7 nights, for any summer reservations with a departure after June 28, and before August 23, we begin accepting those reservations based on the length of your stay. While summer weekly reservations may be made 1 year in advance, you may make shorter summer reservations the number of months in advance equal to the number of nights you are camping. For instance, if you are staying 4 nights, you may reserve 4 months in advance of your arrivaldate, while weekends may be reserved 2 months in advance. If reserving for a full week or longer during the summer, reservations may be made 1 year in advance . Ask about our mid-week discount—reserve 4 or 5 nights, and the 4th night is ½ price (valid for Sunday through Friday reservations June 29-Aug 22).
New for 2013…Summer Theme Weekends, with an emphasis on food & music…
June 21-23: Summer Kick Off & Pool Party Luau
June 28-30: Disco Dance Fever Weekend
July 5-7: Blues & BBQ Weekend
July 12-14: Mardi Gras Weekend
July 19-21: Elvis Meets Dolly Weekend
July 26-28: Christmas in July Weekend
August 2-4: Redneck Round Up & Pig Roast
August 9-11: Fiesta Weekend
August 16-18: Pirates Weekend
August 23-25: Back to School Special–10% off
Summer Kick-Off Weekend Pool Party & CT Special–June 21-23: This first official weekend of summer will offer a full activity schedule, and features our Connecticut State special, with Thursday night FREE for our CT camping friends who are reserving the weekend. Thursday, June 20 will also present the first of our Summer Bonfire series with musical entertainment.
Summer Starter Week—June 23-28: This is the first week of our full daily activity schedule. Mid-week nightly rates for this discounted week are $56/WEC / $64/WECS/ for any site / $139-RT / $159-PM / $199-Cabin
Every Day is a Weekend at Strawberry Park!! During the summer, full daily activities from early morning through evening events for all ages.
July Fourth Weekend: Please note that due to the holiday occurring on a Thursday in 2013, there is no true “4th of July Weekend.” However, this will be a very popular vacation week, and we will present our holiday Mud Wrestling on July 4th. We are accepting summer reservations for vacation stays of 7 nights or longer as early as 1 year in advance, such as June 28 until July 5 or June 30 to July 7. Those seeking to reserve July 3-7 may call 4 months in advance (April 3), while those looking to arrive for 3 nights on Thursday, July 4, may call on May 4 to reserve.
“Back to School Sale” Weekend—August 23-25: This 10% off weekend with full summer activity schedule may be reserved as early as 1 year in advance for campsites (all other August weekends and any rentals for this weekend are taken 2 months in advance). Additional “Back to School Sale” pricing at the store and snack bar. Extended Sunday check-out time of 4PM for sites and rentals. This weekend also features our New York “State Special” with Sunday night free! See details on our “State Specials” $149.40-Tent / $163.80-WEC / $178.20-WECS / $322.20-RT / $363.60-PM / $457.20-Cabin
End of Summer Vacation Special—August 25—29: Join for this week at a discounted nightly rate of just $40/night for any site, any hook-ups, with rentals starting at just $99/night. Please note that while the pools will be open, as all local schools are back in session this week, there will be NO SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES and facilities and services will be limited (no grill & creamery mid-week), which is offered at our winter camping rates. If arriving on 8/25, please note that your check-in time may be later, as we offer extended check-out on that day of 4PM.
Fall weekends feature early check-in times and extended Sunday check-out of 6PM for sites and 4PM for rental units unless otherwise noted. In the fall, we offer discounted mid-week rates on sites and rentals (beginning August 25) starting at just $40/night. These are the lowest rates in the region…find a lower rate within 20 miles for similar hook-ups and we will match it (excludes Parks run by State of CT). Stay for 3 consecutive fall weeknights and your 4th weeknight is FREE!! (starting 8/25, excluding holidays). Fall weekend reservations are accepted starting 1 year in advance of your arrival date.
Labor Day Weekend—August 30-September 2: A site from Friday until Monday, 6PM with non-stop activities all weekend. $273-Tent / $297-WEC / $321-WECS / $504-RT / $588-PM / $696-Log. You may reserve your site 1 year in advance if you are reserving for the full holiday weekend. Remember, if you are joining us early, our off-season rates apply for the week of August 25-Aug 29, with all sites just $40/night and rentals starting at $99/night.
Fall Spectacular—Sept 5-29: Includes 4 great September weekends in 2013…our Country Western Jamboree (featuring Lobsterfest—reserve meals by Sept 1), our “2 for 1 Weekend” (includes a 2nd site that weekend free for a friend), our Fall Flea Market/Bingo Bonanza, and our new “Octoberfest” Weekend. Unplugged on-site storage is included. $466-Tent / $514-WEC / $562-WECS. If RV remains plugged in during mid-week storage, add $10/week or $40 for the package (Our extended fall special of Sept 5-Oct 27 is also available…$998 w/e/c or $1112 with w/e/c/s).
35th Annual Country Western Jamboree & Lobsterfest Dinner—September 5–8: An expanded musical schedule includes live country bands, line dancing, a Country Karaoke Contest, a new Thursday night bonfire and much more. Saturday will also feature our Lobsterfest Dinner, with lobster, corn, potato, dessert and drink for just $24 per person. Reservation payment must include any requested meals, and weekend includes Thursday night for FREE. Scheduled performers include Midnight Rodeo, The Hard Luck Aces, dance instructor Steve Falk and more. All dinners must be paid by Sept 1. $156-Tent / $172-WEC / $188-WECS / $322-RT / $382-PM / $476-Cabin (rates not including lobster dinners).
Bingo Bonanza/Fall Flea Market & $3500 Cash Raffle & Jimmy Fund Campout—September 13-15: An encore presentation of one of our most popular weekends, a great time for Bingo fans of all ages. Great cash prizes, including our progressive jackpot prize for over $1000, and door prizes as well. In addition, our “Fall Raffle” will be awarded, with a $2500 grand prize, and an additional $1000 in cash prizes awarded. Each weekend or Fall Spectacular reservation receives one free raffle ticket, and additional tickets may be purchased. While you don’t need to be present to win, join us for the excitement Sunday at noon. This weekend also features the return of our Saturday Flea Market, with campers invited to bring items from home to peddle at their site (you take home the “leftovers”), as well as our family “Scavenger Hunt”. $142-Tent / $160-WEC / $176-WECS / $308-RT / $348-PM / $436-Cabin. Our participation in the Jimmy Fund Campout, along with numerous other New England campgrounds, will feature special events just for those campers registered for the Jimmy Fund Campout. An additional fee of $40 will support the Jimmy Fund and provide some great special features, including a pancake breakfast.
“Two for One” Weekend—Sept 20-22: Join us for a relaxing fall weekend, with nearby apple orchards peaking. Our “2 for 1 special” applies, so reserve a 2nd site FREE for friends or family (if reserving different site/rental types, lesser priced reservation will be free). Don’t have any friends? Try posting on our Facebook page to find someone to split the fee (or we’ll offer you a 2nd site to park your car!). Activities include Bingo, a dance, horseshoes, kickball, wagon rides and more. $142-Tent / $160-WEC / $176-WECS / $308-RT / $348-PM / $436-Cabin.
Oktoberfest—September 27-29: Why should Oktober have all the fun? Join us for a variety of special events, including: “SIP”-temberfest (adult wine & beer tasting during the last 2013 appearance by “The Outriggers”); “SAP”-temberfest (fresh maple syrup on your Sunday pancake breakfast). In addition, this weekend features the crowning of our 2013 champions, with trophies & medals for events such as greased pole, egg toss, swim races and more. $142-Tent / $160-WEC / $176-WECS / $308-RT / $348-PM / $436-Cabin.
3 Great Halloween Weekends– Halloween #1 Oct 4-6; Halloween #2 Oct 18-20; Halloween #3 Oct 25-27: October means Halloween at Strawberry Park! Be sure to make your reservations early, as Halloween becomes more and more popular every year. Visit our “Tent of Terror,” enter the pumpkin carving/decorating contest, and dress up for our costume contests. Prizes awarded for the best costumes in many categories, including kids, pre-teens, teens and adults, as well as the amazing group category. Site decorating winners receive hundreds of dollars in camping certificates, while entertainment includes a bonfire, hypnotist Steve Wronker, a teen dance, an adult dance, magic show, Bingo and more. Be prepared for plenty of trick-or-treaters on Saturday evening! $166-Tent / $182-WEC / $198-WECS / $438-RT / $498-PM / $598-Cabin. Be sure to indicate which HW weekend you are reserving. The heated pool and an adult whirlpool spa will be open!! Note: Columbus Day (Oct 11-14) is NOT a Halloween Weekend
Columbus Day Weekend—October 11-14: A Columbus Day Dance, bonfire with “Gopherbroke”, teen dance and our 29th Annual Bocce Tournament highlight this great fall weekend. In addition, a Potluck Dinner is featured on Sunday, with prizes for the best entries. Includes anytime Friday until 6PM on Monday—full holiday weekend reservations only, unless last-minute availability exists one week prior for any 2-night requests. Note: Columbus Day Weekend DOES NOT feature Halloween events, but the tent of terror will be open. $198-Tent / $222-WEC / $246-WECS / $435-RT / $495-PM / $597-Cabin. The heated pool and an adult whirlpool spa will be open!!
Late Season Camping at Strawberry Park. Join the growing number of campers extending the season. Our off-season rate of $40 per night for any site applies. Halloween #3 (Oct 25-27) is the last weekend of any activities, arcade, Grill & Creamery.
Activity Schedule and Special Events subject to change.
STRAWBERRY PARK RESORT CAMPGROUND
42 PIERCE RD PRESTON,CT 06365
Near Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and ocean beaches