The uncertainty of the upcoming school year is weighing heavily on parents and their children. Will there be school? What will it look like? Do I want my kid(s) to go or not to go? The questions are endless – but so are the opportunities to help your children continue to learn new things both now, and in the future, in more non-traditional ways.

Pack up your bags and hit the open road – it’s time for an educational experience your family will never forget! Whether you’re considering roadschooling, or just want to take a family vacation, with Jellystone Park™ Quarryville as your home base, there are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby in fun, educational ways. Keep reading our blog for a few suggestions.

Geology

Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area – Distance from Camp-Resort: 2 miles

The Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area is a great way to explore the surrounding Lancaster area. This 100 acre park is named after the late Theodore A. Parker III, an internationally known ornithologist from Lancaster County. While exploring this park, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular scenery such as waterfalls, hiking trails, streams, and various wildlife!

History

The Amish Village – Distance from Camp-Resort: 15 miles

Learn everything there is to know about the Amish lifestyle with this authentic, Amish experience! Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Amish Village lets visitors experience Amish culture up close through tours and educational stories. Here, you’ll be able to choose from three different tour options that allow you to learn about the culture, background, and traditions of the Amish.

Biology

ZooAmerica – Distance from Camp-Resort: 48 miles

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is a home for more than 200 animals native to North America – wow! Explore the various wonders of North American wildlife through 11 acres of landscape – including the mountain lion, gray wolf, snowy owl, desert tortoise, and so much more! Their goal is to care for, protect, and support the animals all the while informing, educating, and sharing them with guests and the greater community.

Science

Lancaster Science Factory – Distance from Camp-Resort: 18 miles

The Lancaster Science Factory offers a fun, interactive learning environment for kids from pre-K through 8th grade and their families. This learning environment helps children develop curiosity, think creatively, and build confidence as they learn the principles of science, engineering, and technology. Enjoy highly interactive exhibits, workstations, and mini-labs the whole family will enjoy!

Recess

Jellystone Park™ Quarryville is full of fun things to do! Play a game of basketball or disc golf with your family, go mini golfing, swim in the outdoor pools and Water Zone, and more! Your kids won’t be kids forever – now’s the time to have some family-friendly fun!

*Activities have limited availability during non-peak season.

Camping, along with the great outdoors, offers tons of opportunities for kids to experience new things – from star gazing to learning how to build a campfire. Here at Jellystone Park™, your family will be able to have a safe, fun-filled getaway. And while you’re in Quarryville, take advantage of the nearby educational experiences that can be found!