News & Updates From Pleasant Acres

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

Posted in Events, Farm Life, General

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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

Posted in Events, Farm Life, General

 

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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)

Hosting Memorial Day Fun

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! The unofficial start of summer is upon us!

As always, Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in New Jersey’s Skylands Region is hosting a weekend full of camping fun- fit for the entire family!

One of our most popular Special Saturday Activities is our Tri-Annual Pig Chase. Campers are invited inside the pen to test their skills at rounding up the animals. Different age groups compete against each other and ribbons are awarded. Pig Chases have become somewhat of a right of passage, as a lot of campers come back year after year to compete. Just another way in which Pleasant Acres helps create lasting childhood memories!

Pig Chases are held three times each summer: Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Why not make your reservations online today  or call our offices toll-free at 1-800-722-4166 to book a holiday weekend!

Weekly Activities include Ceramics, Evening Entertainment, Horse-drawn Hayrides, Baby Animal Petting and Paint Parties!

Every weekend is a great weekend to enjoy the relaxing countryside of Pleasant Acres and nature at its’ finest! Check out our Schedule of Activities for all of the fun, farm and family-oriented activities we offer! Pleasant Acres offers both full hook-up RV Sites and Cabin/Cottage Rentals as options for your family vacation!

The Denman Family and all of the staff at PAC would like to express our deep appreciation for all of those who died in service to this great country. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!

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(Photo credits: Stephen Denman and Travis Denman for Pleasant Acres)

Opening Weekend Has Arrived

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It’s official! The summer camping season is upon us!

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground is a perfect getaway for you and your family, located in the Skylands Region of New Jersey. PAC is an award-winning RV Resort built on a working farm, where campers can experience nature at it’s finest!

Like every weekend from now until mid-October, this weekend is packed with activities. This weekend includes the Welcome Back Dance, Sheep Shearing Demonstration and our first-ever Paint Party!

Weekly Activities Schedule from now until June 26th:

  • Ceramics- Friday @ 8pm
  • Horse-drawn Hayrides- Saturday @ 11am
  • Special Activities- Saturday @ 2pm
  • Evening Entertainment- Saturday @ 8:30pm
  • Baby Animal Petting- Sunday @ 10:30am
  • Paint Party- Sunday @ 2pm

Upcoming Special Saturday Activities include:

  • 5/14 Sheep Shearing Demonstration
  • 5/21 Cow Milking Demonstration
  • 5/28 Memorial Day Pig Chase
  • 6/4- Horseshoeing Demonstration
  • 6/11- Our First-ever Campground Parade!

Check our schedule for more details on all the fun!

PAC offers sunny, shaded or semi-shaded RV sites, all with full hook-ups. Call 1-800-722-4166 to find the best site for you, or make your reservation online today!

Don’t have an RV? You and your family can still experience all that Pleasant Acres has to offer! Just check out our Cabins and Pet Friendly Cottages!

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(Photo credits: Stephen Denman and Travis Denman for Pleasant Acres)

 

 

Water is On

Posted in Events, General, Seasonal News

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(Photo Credit: Travis Denman)

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in Sussex, NJ is pleased to announce that their RV campsites are ready for the summer season. The weather has been beautiful and we are running on schedule. The water is on, and all systems are go. All of PAC’s sites are full-hook up; with water, sewer and 50 amp electric on each site.

Weekend or weekly campers can enjoy the discounted winter rates through May 12th. What a great way to test out your unit, shake off any winter doldrums and start the season right!  Call our office or reserve online today!

Can’t get away quite yet? PAC offers a Spring Special for RV campsites throughout May and June.

Seasonal camping starts on May 13th. Seasonal campers who are paid in full may start camping on April 29th, enjoying two weeks of extra camping for free! Are you not a seasonal camper yet? Now is a great time to stop by or make an appointment to check out the great seasonal sites that are currently available. Seasonal camping offers a great deal and is a perfect way to spend a whole summer of vacations! This is also a wonderful time to check out Pleasant Acres Park Model Sales Department and get into a new unit for the season as-soon-as-possible.  Call 1-800-722-4166 for more information!

Spring Weekend Camping Special Extended

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Pleasant Acres Farm Campgrounds, located in Sussex, NJ, is happy to announce that are Spring and Fall Weekend Camping RV Site Specials are extended through 2016!

What a great way to spend an extended RV vacation without the hassle of towing your unit back and forth. We know that one weekend vacationing at Pleasant Acres will have you and your family hoping for more time away at the farm. When you rent an RV site two weekends in a row, we will give you the third weekend free. With this deal, onsite storage is free- so after you are set up the first weekend you have two weekends to come and enjoy your precious free-time. Rather than the hassle of bringing your RV back and forth- setting up and taking down, setting up and taking down- use that time to relax and enjoy yourselves and our facilities!

Some exclusions apply. Details and dates are available here.

During the summer season, all of our campsites are full hook-up with 50 amp electric, sewer and water- with a picnic table and fire ring at every site. Our playground will be a hit with your children and our dog exercise area is a must for your furry friends! Check out our Schedule of Activities for our Special Saturday Activities to find the right weekends for you! With weekly hayrides and baby animal petting- every weekend is a great weekend to camp at Pleasant Acres Farm Campground!

So come join us for family fun on the farm and make childhood memories this year! Call our offices at 1-800-722-4166 to reserve your Spring Special today!

 

Skylands Region Hosting Winter Fun

Posted in Events, General, Winter Camping

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(Photo credit: Travis Denman)

One of the wonderful aspects of camping in the New Jersey Skylands Region is nature and it’s seasons. Pleasant Acres is a perfect camping destination to enjoy any of the seasons. Near the heart of the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Tri-States, Pleasant Acres is a great winter get-away for anyone with an RV in the NY-NJ Metro area.

Winter seems to be coming a bit late this year, but that just means that there is more time to make some plans for some winter camping fun!

In addition to our own Winter Schedule of Activities a lot of great businesses and organizations in our area are hosting all sorts exciting events!

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Here are just some of what the region surrounding Pleasant Acres has to offer coming up :

January 30th: Friends of High Point State Park is holding their Winter Festival, including fun activities for the kids, crafts, snowshoeing and ice fishing demonstrations. High Point State Park is just a few minutes from Pleasant Acres and is a favorite attraction among our guests. The event is at the Interpretive Center starting at noon and goes until 3pm.

January 30th & 31st: Westtown Brew Works will be hosting their first “On Ice” Winter Festival.  Westtown Brew Works is one of the many local breweries, wineries and distilleries popping up in our area, which has a very rich argicultural heritage. The brewery is only about 15 minutes from the campground, just over the border in New York State. There will be local tastings, live music and more!

Feburary 5th-28th: Skylands Stadium presents Frozen In Ice. This indoor/outdoor event will include ice sculptures, an ice cabin, an ice bar and even an ice slide!  Through Febuary 7th,  you can get special tickets to the event that include tickets for a baseball game this summer with the Sussex Miners- our local minor league team!

Throughout the winter, you can stop by Space Farms Zoo and Museum and tour their main museum building for FREE! Be sure to pick up some Extreme Pizza while there.

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Of course, there is always something to do in and around Pleasant Acres. Come camp and stay for one of our Sunday morning breakfasts. Take a hike in one of the many federal, state and local parks nearby. Build a toasty campfire at your campsite and gaze at crystal clear night skies.

With so many events going on in the coming months, why wait out the weather to have some winter camping fun? Reserve a site today!

 

Summer Season Activities Schedule is Here

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We are excited to announce that our 2016 Summer Activities Schedule is here! Check it out by clicking the image below!

To celebrate our 45th Summer Season there are a few new activities in store.

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2016 Pleasant Acres Summer Schedule

We will be offering Wednesday Evening Hayrides throughout July and August and are extending Baby Animal Petting from Labor Day until the end of the season. We want every family camping at Pleasant Acres to get a chance to experience all the fun there is to have on the farm – no matter when they come to camp with us!

 

Every Sunday Afternoon this summer we will be hosting PAC Paint Parties in our Pavilion. Each week we will be painting a different image that follow the seasons. We hope to stretch the creative muscles of our campers, as they become artists for a few hours in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Instruction is provided and campers of all ages and skill level are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be charging $10 to cover materials, including everything you need to create your own masterpiece that is YOURS to take home. Much like the paint parties you see trending around the country, we think PAC Paint Parties will be a great way to commune with friends, work alongside your loved ones and leave your worries behind! Come back to this Newsfeed or follow us on Facebook for more information on upcoming Paint Parties!

We are also adding a brand new Special Saturday Activity to the calendar, our first ever Campground Parade on June 11th. This idea was born out of a camper’s suggestion and again is a great way for campers to show off their pride and creativity. Join other families and decorate your golf carts, bicycles, strollers etc and meet at the Pavilion to take part. Spectators can set up chairs and cheer alongside South Drive. More details about the event to come!

Want to participate in all the fun? Make your reservations today!

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(Photo Credits: Stephen Denman and Travis Denman for Pleasant Acres)

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground