News & Updates From Pleasant Acres

2017 Summer Camping Schedule Announced

Posted in Events, Farm Life, General

If you’re feeling like us, the 2017 summer camping season just can’t come soon enough! We at Pleasant Acres Farm Campground are gearing up for another wonderful year of hosting you and your family for fun on the farm and nature at it’s finest. Every weekend the summer camping season offers an opportunity for your family to experience good times at Pleasant Acres in a relaxing, clean, safe environment. With weekly Horse-drawn Hayrides, Baby Animal Petting and Paint Parties, as well as Special Saturday Events and Scheduled Meals and Evening Entertainment – Pleasant Acres ensures every weekend is a prime choice for your vacation. We are happy to announce that our 2017 Summer Season Schedule is now available!

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Horseshoeing Demonstrations, Cow Milking and Pig Chases, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the summer to take a glimpse at what life is like on the farm. Other Special Saturday Activities include: T-Shirt Tie-Dying, Chili Cook-off and Christmas in July, which build community through wholesome family fun. Make sure your family doesn’t miss the Second Annual Campground Parade, back by popular demand or our Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society!

 

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has become very popular in recent years. This  offers campers a chance to experience the ease of seasonal camping- parking their unit and revisiting it consecutive weekends without the hassle of towing their unit back and forth. Reserve 2 weekends in a row during qualifying weekends and receive the 3rd FREE, with free on-site storage between. You can only reserve this Spring RV Site Special by calling our offices at 1-800-722-4166, and sites fill up quickly so give us a call today!

 

animal camping pet friendly NJ RV SitesPleasant Acres Farm Campground, Sussex, NJ, is an RV-exclusive campground located in the Skylands Region of New Jersey. If you do not own an RV, but would like your family to be part of the fun, Cabins and Pet Friendly Cottage Rentals are available. Located just miles from the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania border, PAC is not too far from anyone in the Tri-State New York Metropolitan area. So come check us out for a weekend- or maybe stay the week -or even a few in a row- and maybe you’ll see why so many people call Pleasant Acres their seasonal camping destination- their home-away-from-home!

 

Make your reservations online today or call 1-800-722-4166 for more information! We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Winter Camping Schedule Announced

Posted in Events, General, Winter Camping

Late autumn is a great time of year to spend time with family, friends and nature. Pleasant Acres Farm Campground, located not far from the tri-state junction of NY, NJ and PA, is a wonderful place to do just that- any time of the year! Enjoy some peace and quiet and the wonders of nature at it’s finest. Our winter camping facilities include a cozy winter lounge area with a big screen TV and warm, welcoming fireplace. Ceramics continue throughout the year and each Sunday we offer a free breakfast for our campers! Check out our winter schedule below!

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The surrounding areas include rolling farmlands, beautiful views and many public lands to explore. Sussex County, New Jersey boasts some of the finest parks in the Skylands Region, including High Point State ParkStokes State Forest and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. Orange County, New York is host to Huckleberry Ridge State Forest, New York’s newest state forest, only 15 minutes from Pleasant Acres. The beauty of the Delaware National Scenic River and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area abounds all year round!

Our 2016-2017 winter camping schedule includes a very special New Year’s Eve Party with a late breakfast for all of our revelers! Think about making a family weekend on an extended weekend that your children have off from school. Maybe, plan a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. Camp early in spring and enjoy Easter activities with us! Many of the reasons you and your family love camping are still right here waiting for you during the off-season!

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground has RV sites available year round -with lower rates and limited amenities during our winter camping season. Please call our Office at 1-800-722-4166 for details!

Make your reservations online today!

Autumn Camping at It’s Finest

Posted in Farm Life, General


The air is getting cooler- making it perfect camping weather! One of the great aspects of camping in New Jersey’s Skylands Region is enjoying all that the change of seasons has to offer. Located just miles from the NY-NJ-PA border, Pleasant Acres Farm Campground offers RV sites  for your trailer year round. Why go to New England to see the Fall colors when the beauty of nature’s transistion is just as brilliant in the Garden State?

There are so many reasons to bring your family on a Fall camping excursion to Pleasant Acres:

  • Autumn adds an extra touch to our weekly hayrides and baby animal petting. Plus we have fall themes for our weekly paint parties!
  • Our Fall Camping Special is in full swing! Enjoy 3 weekends of camping, for the price of 2, all while leaving your Space Farms Zoo and Museumcamper parked at PAC in between. Click the link for details!
  • Upcoming Special Saturday Activities include: Halloween Costume Contest on September 24th, Pumpkin Carving on October 1st and Thanksgiving Pot-luck on October 8th! Check the Schedule of Events for more details!
  • Enjoy a fall color ride on your way here. Pleasant Acres is on a route that both Reader’s Digest and National Geographic has called one of America’s most scenic drives. Or travel a little further and take the Upper Delaware River Scenic By-Way over the famous Hawk’s Nest Ridge!
  • Maybe stay right here and watch the colors change from the overlook at our playground and dog park. See the colors by taking a walk around one of our two 3-acre fishing lakes. The rolling farm fields and world-reknowned ridges of the region make a beautiful backdrop for your Fall camping fun!
  • There are many great farm stands within minutes of Pleasant Acres, and the attractions in the area, including Space Farms Zoo and Museum, have fewer crowds!
  • We cook up a Free French Toast or Pancake Breakfast every Saturday morning for our campers throughout the Fall!
  • Cozy up to a roaring campfire on a crisp, cool night!

What do you like to do to celebrate Fall?

REQUEST A RESERVATION

Don’t have an RV? Pleasant Acres offers Cabins and Pet Friendly Cottages so you and your family can experience this award-winning campground. Why not try out camping in the luxury of a park model, designed to be a home away from home! Our Cabins and our Pet-friendly Cottages are available through October 16th, so don’t miss out on the autumn fun! Make your reservations today or call our Offices at 1-800-722-4166 for more information!

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(Photos courtesy of Carol Stauss and Clara Nuss- used with permission and gratitude)

NJ Campground Hosts Upcoming Summer Farm and Camping Fun

Posted in Events, Farm Life, General

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground is a unique RV campground built on a working farm. Located in Sussex County, New Jersey, less than two hours from New York City, Pleasant Acres offers a great country get-away  with amazing views and room to relax for you and your family. Come camp at Pleasant Acres and experience fun on the farm with scheduled activities each weekend for our campers. Many of our upcoming Special Saturday Activities showcase country-living at it’s finest!

     Upcoming Special Saturday Activities:Meet farm animals at our NJ farm campground & RV resort

          August 27th: Cow Milking Demonstration

    Everyone is welcome to try their hand at this important farm chore. Whether it is something you wish your children to experience, or it is on that endless bucket-list of things to do in life, you are welcome to take a turn. We will be right there to demonstrate and show you how.

    Meet farm animals at our farm campground & RV resortSeptember 3rd: Labor Day Weekend- Pig Chase 

 It isn’t always an easy task rounding up the animals on a farm. At the Pig Chase, you and your family are invited in on the action. Held on holiday weekends throughout the summer, this is a crowd favorite. Come to watch; or better yet, chase a pig! Participants are divided into categories and ribbons are awarded after each round. Stay ’til the end when we invite everyone to come in for pictures and petting. Don’t forget to stop by our store and get your “I Chased a Pig” T-shirt to show off to your friends

    1934647_64964206750_4885076_n   September 10th: Sweet Corn Festival

    Right in the heart of the late-summer harvest our family brings in bushels of sweet corn from a neighboring farm, husk and clean it. We boil it up and serve it up, dipped in warm butter and salted to your liking. Bring your own utensils and come to eat as much as you’d like. Delicious and farm fresh, this is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

 

Of course, every weekend during the summer season is a great weekend for you and your family to have fun on the farm. Each Saturday morning at 11am, Pleasant Acres offers our campers Horse-drawn Hayrides with our team of Belgian draft horses . Each Sunday morning at 10:30am, we bring some our farm animals to meet our campers at Baby Animal Petting. Check out our Schedule of Activities for all of the fun Pleasant Acres offers, including Ceramics, Paint Parties and Evening Entertainment!


Pleasant Acres is an RV-exclusive, family-oriented resort with water, sewer and 20-30-50 amp electric on every site. Think about making an entire week of it, with our Summer RV Site Special, where you rent 6 nights and receive the 7th night free! If you and your family don’t own your own RV, there are Cabins and Pet-Friendly Cottages available to rent as well. Come wrap up summer with us! Make your reservations today!

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Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser August 13th

Posted in Events, General, Seasonal News

Pleasant Acres is honored to be hosting another exciting camping season in Sussex County, New Jersey. We are finding a lot of families rediscovering life on the farm. We find that a lot of campers are bringing their children or their children’s children to enjoy all of the wonders of country living and nature at it’s finest. Located in North, North Jersey, just miles from the NY-NJ-PA border, Pleasant Acres offers some of the top camping in NJ at the very top of NJ. Of course, every business should give back to their community.

Here at Pleasant Acres, we work with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life- Sussex County in raising money to help find a cure for cancer. Since 2005, we started fundraising in memory of all of those lost to cancer. We are aware that cancer unfortunately touches too many people. Despite this, we know finding a cure is a common cause we can all rally behind. In 2009, we lost our matriarch Jen Denman, who started Pleasant Acres Farm Campground with her husband Elmer, to cancer. She was well loved by everyone here at the campground, calling it her “little piece of heaven.”  Over the past decade we have raised over $80,000 for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to numerous businesses and individuals who have donated time, money, and their talents, our Annual Tricky Tray Fndraiser has been a great success each and every year.

What is a Tricky Tray? Campers, employees and local area businesses donate baskets of goods or free services. Then, campers buy raffle tickets to place in a bag in front of each basket in hopes that their ticket is drawn to win the prize. This link explains it more thoroughly. Our campers always come through and help us find many amazing prizes to help us raise money for the cause.

This year’s Annual Trick Tray Fundraiser will be held on Saturday August 13th, in addition to our weekly activities such as horse-drawn hayrides, baby animal petting, fresh-cooked breakfasts and paint parties!  Check out our activities schedule for more information. This is always a very popular weekend for camping at Pleasant Acres but there are still RV Sites available so reserve your site today!

How can you help?

  • Come camp with us and bid on the many wonderful prizes.
  • Donate a Tray for the Fundraiser. Call our offices at 1-800-722-4166 for details.
  • There are many ways you can through our Team Page, located here: 
    http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/…

Pleasant Acres and the Denman Family would like to thank everyone for their help and support over the past years in helping to fight cancer, especially Mrs. Shirley Keenan, without whom the Tricky Tray would not be the resounding success that it is. We hope that, with everyone’s help, we can see a day where we no longer need to raise money to fight this deadly disease.

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Sunday Afternoon Paint Parties

Posted in Events, General, Seasonal News

Pleasant Acres is happy to announce the Paint Party Schedule for the remainder of the summer season. This week’s Sunday Afternoon Paint Party theme for August 7th will be ‘Birch Trees’!

There are a variety of ways to enjoy your vacation at Pleasant Acres Farm Campground, located in the North Jersey Skylands Region. Every day the Pleasant Acres staff and the Denman family host events that make a guest’s stay fun, fulfilling and memorable. On weekends, we make sure there are always plenty of activities in which you and your family can indulge. This year as part of our 45th Anniversary, we started hosting Paint Parties every Sunday afternoon at 2pm in the Pavilion!

What are Paint Parties? Each weekend, we pick a different theme based on the campgrounds, the farm or the abundance of nature surrounding Pleasant Acres. An instructor brings you step-by-step through each week’s theme. Painting can be a very therapeutic activity and we encourage a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We cater to all different age ranges and skill levels with prepped canvases  so that you don’t hesitate to jump right in. Come alone to unwind, or bring your entire entourage and have fun!

Another option for the more adventuresome artist is Open Studio. Here you choose a blank canvas and are encouraged to create your own unique masterpiece, with the same supplies offered and help available if you need it!

All supplies are covered by a $10 fee- and you get to take your creation home as a souvenir of your stay!

Here is the Upcoming Paint Party Schedule:

  • August 7th: Birch Trees
  • August 14th: Drink with Umbrella
  • August 21st: Clove Brook
  • August 28th: Large-mouth Bass
  • September 4th:  View from the Playground
  • September 11th:  Ear of Corn
  • September 18th:  “?” Mystery Surprise
  • September 25th:  Jack O’ Lantern
  • October 2nd:  Black Cat/Moon
  • October 9th:  Turkey
  • October 16th:  I Camp PAC!

All activities are for campers only. So come camp with us- so you can come paint with us- make your reservations online today!

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Summer Fun in North Jersey

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Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in the North Jersey Skylands Region is an RV campground that has been helping to create childhood memories for 45 years. Located just miles from the New York- New Jersey- Pennsylvania Border, many who visit for the first time are amazed at how tranquil and serene the area can be. Built on a working farm, Pleasant Acres offers majestic views, hundreds of acres to roam, fun activities and a simple reprieve from the work-a-day world.

Every weekend is a great weekend to come camping at PAC and share in nature at it’s finest. Come camp and experience the pleasures of farm life with Horse-drawn Hayrides every Saturday and Baby Animal Petting every Sunday. Ceramics on Friday evening and Paint Parties on Sunday afternoon stretch the creative side. Special Saturday Activities and Evening Entertainment are designed to be fun for the entire family.

Upcoming Special Saturday Activities:

  • July 30th- Scavenger Hunt- Teamwork is the key to this old fashioned camping favorite. Bring your team of four people. There must be at least 2 children on each team. Divide up the list & find as many items as you can in the time allotted.
  • August 6th -Magic Show with Mr. Magic- With Family activities & special events at our Sussex NJ farm campgroundtricks up his sleeve, Mr. Magic is sure to amaze both the young and the young at heart.
  • August 13th- Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society- Campers and area businesses come together for the great cause of finding a cure. This event fills the pavilion with wonderful prizes, a sense of community and great times and has raised nearly $90,000 to date!
  • August 20th- T-Shirt Tie Dyeing – Always a hit! We provide dyes and instruction. Bring a white T-Shirt or we will have them on hand to purchase. We will learn how the hippies made their fashion statement.

Check out our Schedule of Activities and browse our Facebook to see all that this North Jersey campground has to offer each weekend and throughout the week!

Pleasant Acres is an RV-exclusive campground with water, sewer and 20-30-50 amp electric on each of our nearly 300 sites. If your family doesn’t own a trailer, but would like to participate in all the family fun, Cabins and Pet-Friendly Cottages are available to rent. Either way, you can make your reservations online today!

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Happy Independence Day Weekend!

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What a great weekend ahead! Pleasant Acres Farm Campground is hosting a bunch of fun for the entire family this holiday weekend- as we do throughout the summer. Every Saturday Night we offer Evening Entertainment. On Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekends we offer Sunday Evening Entertainment as well!

Activities this Fourth of July Weekend include:

Saturday

  • 11:00 am- Horse-drawn Hayrides – at the Hayride Barn on the Playground
  • 2:00 pm- Pig Chase- at the Sheep Pen on the Campground Entrance Road
  • 8:30pm- Live! Classic Rock with ‘Just Us’- in the Pavilion

Sunday

  • 10:30am- Baby Animal Petting – on the Playground
  • 2:00pm- Firework themed Paint Party- in the Pavilion
  • 8:30pm- Supersonic DJ’s- in the Pavilion

Every week is a great weekend to camp Pleasant Acres, with both Weekly Entertainment and Special Saturday Activities all summer long! Check out our Activities Schedule for all of the fun we are have in store this summer!

As a reminder: fireworks are not permitted on the campgrounds. One can usually catch a glimpse of fireworks from the view at our Playground. Here is a listing of firework events put together by the New Jersey Herald, if you are interested in attending.

The Denman Family wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Haven’t made it up to the farm yet? Pleasant Acres is an RV-exclusive Campground, and offers Cabin and Pet-Friendly Cottage Rentals for those without an RV. Make your reservations online today or call toll-free 1-800-722-4166 to get more information!

 

Join Us This Weekend

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Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in Sussex, NJ is hosting all sorts of summer fun in the coming weeks and months. The Skylands Region of New Jersey offers amazing vistas, beautiful experiences and truly- nature at its’ finest! Sussex County, with their motto “People and Nature Together” proves why New Jersey is “The Garden State.” Pleasant Acres combines those experiences of nature with agriculture and adds in a bunch of family fun for one of the best RV camping experiences around!

This weekend in honor of our 45th Anniversary is we are holding our First Annual Campground Parade as our Special Saturday Activity. We are happy to announce that the Wantage-Colesville Fire Department will be helping us celebrate this day with some of their cherished fire equipment. Come and decorate your golf carts, bicycles, wagons, baby carriages, etc. to join the parade around the campground. Or, put out your chairs and watch all the fun. The staging area is at the Sports Field at 1:30, so North Drive and South Drive are both on the route. We will finish with hands-on firetruck fun and demonstrations. Later in the evening, Lori Space Day from Space Farms Zoo & Museum will be coming over with several of her furry friends for a Wildlife Show, that is sure to be a roaring good time. This is all in addition to our weekly Ceramics, Horse-drawn Hayrides, Saturday Morning Breakfast, Baby Animal Petting and Paint Party! Check out the Schedule of Events for details! With so much to experience, why not reserve your site today!

This weekend is also the last weekend to take advantage of our Spring Special on an RV Campsite. Come and camp the next three weekends for the price of two- with free on-site storage between! Check out our Spring & Fall Specials page for all of the details and call 1 800 722-4166 to book this special rate!

Don’t have an RV? Pleasant Acres offers Cabins and Pet Friendly Cottages so you and your family can experience this award-winning campground!

Baby Animal Petting every Sunday at 10:30am!

Baby Animal Petting every Sunday at 10:30am!

(Photo Credits: above: Licensed through NJfirepictures.com below: Stephen Denman for Pleasant Acres)

More Fun on the Farm

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Ready for another fun-filled weekend on the farm? These two new additions are! This past week, the Pleasant Acres family was blessed by the arrival of three new calves, named Red, Ryder and BB. BB and her mom are located in the Pony Pen as you enter the main section of the campgrounds. Keep an eye out and you’ll see them around the farm this summer, along with all of our other baby animals!

Coming off the heels of a busy and beautiful Memorial Day Weekend, Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in Sussex, New Jersey is geared up for another wonderful weekend of creating childhood memories. This weekend’s activities include a Horse Shoeing Demonstration with Daniel Denman on Saturday afternoon, Supersonic Karaoke on Saturday night, and a “Lucky Horseshoe” Paint Party on Sunday afternoon with Stephen Denman. Other weekend favorites include Ceramics on Friday night, Horse Drawn Hayrides on Saturday morning, and Baby Animal Petting on Sunday morning. For a complete rundown of the weekend, and the rest of the Summer 2016 season, check out the Schedule of Activities!

Don’t forget, we are currently holding a contest to “Help Name Pleasant Acres’ New Miniature Horse“. We have gotten some great entries both on our Facebook Page and at the Camp Store already, and we are still taking suggestions through June 12th. From June 13th-17th, don’t forget to vote on some of the favorites chosen on our Facebook Page. We will announce the winning name on Father’s Day Weekend!
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(Photo Credits: Travis Denman and Stephen Denman for Pleasant Acres)
Pleasant Acres Farm Campground

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground