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Tips & Tricks for Successful Group Camping

Looking to elevate your camping experience? Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable group camping adventure at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville! Discover why camping with groups is a fantastic choice and explore the exciting activities and amenities we offer for group getaways.

Reasons to Camp with Groups

Bonding and Togetherness:

Camping with a group fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories. Whether it's sharing stories around the campfire or embarking on outdoor adventures together, camping is a great way to build group camaraderie.

Shared Experiences:

Group camping allows everyone to participate in activities and create shared experiences, from hiking and fishing to roasting marshmallows and stargazing. Jellystone Park™ Quarryville has a variety of activities for groups, making us one of the best campgrounds in Pennsylvania for families!

Cost Effectiveness:

Splitting costs among group members makes camping more affordable. To learn more about how to save even more money on your stay at our Eastern Pennsylvania campground, visit our deals page!

Fun and Entertainment:

With a group, there's never a dull moment. Enjoy games, sports, themed events, and other activities together that add excitement to your Pennsylvania camping trip.

Ways to Stay with Groups

There are several different ways to stay as a group at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville. From Pennsylvania group cabins to buddy sites, everyone can find a place to meet their needs!

Group Cabins:

Group cabins are the perfect way to stay for those looking for a glamping experience! With two different group cabin options with unique characteristics, your group is sure to find the right fit. Here's a little more about each cabin type:

Ranger's Retreat

Looking for the perfect accommodation for larger groups or multiple families? Explore our Ranger's Retreat! This spacious lodge boasts its own fully-equipped kitchen, complete with an oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, stove, silverware, pots & pans, and dishes. Additionally, it offers a comfortable living space, a full bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower/tub, a TV/DVD player, and more. Each unit features three bedrooms: one with a queen bed, one with a full bed, and four sets of twin bunk beds, as well as a full-size futon. Units can be rented separately, or both can be rented together with an access door between them to accommodate a group of up to 24 people. Outdoor amenities include a balcony space with a private hot tub, a gas fire pit, and a gas grill. Create unforgettable memories at this cabin during your Pennsylvania camping adventure!

Group Lodge 1 & 2

Our Group Lodges offer ideal accommodations for larger groups or multiple families and are conveniently situated above the Comfort Station near our Ranger Station and Water Zone. Group Lodge 1 accommodates 8 guests with a layout featuring 1 queen bed, 2 sets of twin bunk beds, and a full-size futon, spread across two separate bedrooms. Group Lodge 2 provides space for 12 guests, featuring 2 queen beds, 3 sets of twin bunk beds, and a full-size futon, also across two separate bedrooms. These lodges can be rented independently, or by opening up the dividing wall, both units can be combined to accommodate a group of up to 20! Outdoor amenities include a balcony space equipped with a private hot tub, a gas fire pit, and a gas grill, along with a panoramic view of nearly the entire campground!


These Pennsylvania group cabins come equipped with a list of amenities that will make your stay comfortable. Enjoy our cabins for large groups in Pennsylvania as you connect and create wonderful memories together! However, if you are looking to stay in separate cabins from the rest of your group, we have great luxury cabin, and even rustic cabin options! Each group will find something perfect for them at our Pennsylvania camp-resort.

Buddy Sites:

RVers camping with friends or family can enjoy Pennsylvania camping by booking buddy sites! Buddy sites are adjacent RV campsites that share a picnic table and grill. Buddy sites allow for easy coordination and socialization while camping close to your friends or family. With our Red Carpet Buddy RV Sites and Premium Buddy RV Sites, your RVing group has several options to choose from! When staying at a Buddy site, appreciate bonding time at one of the best family campgrounds in Pennsylvania.


The best way to book a specific accommodation and be near your friends and family is by locking in your site. This means you can pick sites near one another, while still having a bit of privacy. If you don't lock-in, there's a chance our booking system will optimize for those that want a specific site number. This means that you could be moved to a different site number - don't worry though, you'll remain in the same site type! You can lock-in your site reservation when making your booking. Enjoy your time together and see why Jellystone Park™ Quarryville is one of the best family campgrounds in Pennsylvania!

Tips for Making Your Group Trip a Success

Planning and coordinating a group trip comes with a lot of intricacies, so here are a few suggestions to make sure that everyone has a great time!

Plan Activities that Each Group Member Will Enjoy:

Doing anything with a large group can be challenging as different people have different interests. Luckily, our Southern Lancaster campground has lots of activities and attractions that cater to a variety of interests! To ensure that everyone in your group has a great time, plan events and outings that each person will enjoy.

Know your Group:

Knowing your group is important when planning a group camping trip. If there are several introverts in the group, perhaps it might be best to reserve separate sites nearby to one another so that people can unwind after a day of fun events. If you are Pennsylvania camping with a very tight-knit group of extroverts, our Pennsylvania group cabins may be the right option for you! Knowing your group can be the key to creating an enjoyable experience for everyone!

Be Flexible:

Group camping can be a breeze when you mix both planning and flexibility. Being flexible allows your group to adapt and enjoy where the days go! Embrace spontaneity and be open to adjusting your itinerary or activities based on group preferences, weather conditions, or other factors. 

Activities to Do as a Group

Jellystone Park™ Quarryville has a variety of daily activities and events for groups to take part in! However, if your group is celebrating a special occasion or looking for a private event space, our Eastern Pennsylvania camping resort has you covered!

Pavillion Rental:

Host gatherings and events at our Boo Boo™ Pavilion. Ideal for group meals, celebrations, and gatherings, our pavilion offer a scenic backdrop for your special occasions.


Celebrate birthdays in style at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville! Enjoy a bear visit that creates magical moments for the birthday guest and friends. Additionally, cakes are available for purchase at the Ranger Station, so no need to worry about the hassle of packing one!

Plan Your Group Camping Adventure

Ready to plan your group camping adventure? Jellystone Park™ Quarryville offers an exceptional group camping experience that promises unforgettable memories and meaningful connections. Camping with groups not only fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories, but also offers a segue to a variety of fun and entertaining activities.


Come experience the magic of group camping at one of the best family campgrounds in Pennsylvania, and book your stay now!