News & Updates From Pleasant Acres

Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser August 13th

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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

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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

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

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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!

 

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