Weekend Activities

Thank you for your interest in Granite Hill and for perusing our list of themed weekends. We strive to offer a wonderful camping experience as well as a plethora of activities of all kinds for both the young and young at heart.   Reservations are taken one year in advance on a rolling basis.  Current campers have the first opportunity to renew their same site each weekend if done by close of business on Saturday evening.   We are currently taking reservations for the following dates and events in 2020.  Did you miss getting a sewer site last year? or your favorite tent site?  Then secure your favorite site or sites now for these fun-filled camping weekends! Groups are highly encouraged to call early to reserve sites together! Keep in mind that holidays and special event weekends like Memorial Weekend and Halloween Weekends usually sell out!  So, call soon!   Activities are held rain or shine (unless there is a safety concern) and subject to change without notice.  Thank you again for visiting our website.  We hope you find the perfect weekend for you and yours!


COVID-19 Update:  6/22/20  –  We are absolutely thrilled to welcome ALL campers back to Granite Hill and to offer you the opportunity to continue social distancing in the great outdoors in the comfort of your own camping unit!  Families are encouraged to utilize our full complement of amenities, including the swimming pool, 2 fishing ponds, kayak boats, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard court, playgrounds, sand pit volleyball and 150 acres for walking, biking, and hiking with the family.   All group activities have been cancelled until further notice due to the guidelines for social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  However, our activities director will continue throughout the summer providing free craft kits that can be picked up in the camp store at your convenience.  Plus, a variety of specials have been added below!   The following procedures have been established to ensure the safety of our campers and our staff in accordance with the directives to mitigate the spread of the virus: Green Phase of Reopening Guidelines.

July 1, 2020 – In the state of Pennsylvania masks are required inside any building and place of business and they are required outdoors if you are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance between people not in your family or party.  Our guests are asked to follow these state guidelines while on Granite Hill property.

If you are interested in area events be sure to check their individual websites for updated information.


 


SUMMER FUN WEEKEND & LIVE MUSIC w/ NOWHERE SLOW

July 31- August 2, 2020

Straight out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this today’s hits cover band is a favorite at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach and Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland to name a few great venues. With great musicianship, stellar vocals, and over 3900 fans online, Nowhere Slow is always booked back.Once you hear them you will want to reserve a space for their return in September and again next year!

Outdoor concert is free to campers and not open to the public.  Social distancing from guests not in your party required.


MARYLAND CRAB & CORN FEAST

August 7-9, 2020

Sink your claws into a delicious feast here at the campground with our annual Maryland Crab and Adams County Corn Feast! Saturday, we will be providing just-caught Maryland Blue Crabs (1’s and 2’s) and fresh, crisp corn on the cob from Adams County! Crabs and Corn will be cooked on-site. Campers participating in the feast will scuttle back to their campsites for a private meal.  Don’t forget to pack newspaper and mallets for your feast!

Cost: $62 per dozen crabs and includes 6 ears of corn.

The deadline to reserve your feast is Saturday, August 1, 2020, so call Granite Hill to make shore you get your fill!

Crab and Corn Feast Order Form


81st SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL-Postponed

August 13-16, 2020

The 81st festival has been rescheduled to August 19-22, 2021. Customers with festival packages who still wish to camp this year can book their same site and should do so by the end of business on Sunday, July 12th.   Camping reservations will open to the general public on Monday, July 13th.  Please call the office at 717-642-8749 to reserve a site for this week.  Due to the postponement many sites are available for this year!

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this most challenging time.  Cyndie and Rich 


2020 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG located at Daniel Lady Farm

Let us be your base camp for the 2020 battle reenactments!

August 21-23, 2020

BACK TO SCHOOL FUN

SPECIAL: Kids are free all weekend:  Free Golf, Free Boating, Free Ice Cream, Free Breakfast!  Celebrate your kiddos and how amazing they are!!

August 28 – 30, 2020

 


LABOR DAY WEEKEND – 3 NIGHT MINIMUM

September 4 – 7, 2020

Specials:

Free Snow Cones at the pool on Saturday from 1 TO 3 PM.

Buy one Get One Free Adventure Golf all Weekend!


PICL Bike Race Weekend

September 11-13, 2020

This weekend will be the third annual Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League event held at Granite Hill. Reserve a spot to attend these NICA-sanctioned races which provide student athletes an environment to bring to fruition their competitive aspirations! We guarantee every participating student athlete will be given a fast and fun atmosphere with NICA-refined class-leading professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management delivered by our highly experienced event promoters.  For more information about PICL, visit http://www.pamtb.org/


WITCHES AND WIZARDS ~ FOURTH YEAR

September 18-20, 2020

In June of 1997, J.K. Rowling first released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the premier of the series. No one had ever before read such wonderful, outlandish words. Readers all over the world became absorbed in the pages, immersed in the wizarding world. Children began to wait outside by their mailboxes come the arrival of their 11th birthdays, hoping to find a letter admitting them to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry engraved with their name. Join us at Granite Hill for our third annual Witches and Wizards weekend, and discover as your daydreams become tangible all around you! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, stroll down Diagon Alley, attend magical lessons, hunt for horcruxes, dance at the Hogwarts Yule Ball and much, much more, all with your favorite characters! Take your place among your Hogwarts peers of all ages and make a reservation today!

This outdoor event is free to campers and not open to the public.  Social distancing from guests not in your party is required.

While you’re here, feel free to explore the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show which will line the streets of downtown Gettysburg on Saturday from 7AM to 7PM rain or shine, and the World War II Weekend on the 21st and 22nd! For more information, visit nps.gov/eise/index.htm.


ENDLESS SUMMER & LIVE MUSIC w/ NOWHERE SLOW

September 25-27, 2020

End your action-packed day dancing under the stars to the tunes of Nowhere Slow !  Straight out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this band is a favorite at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach and Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland to name a few great venues. With great musicianship, stellar vocals, and over 3900 fans online, Nowhere Slow is always booked back.Once you hear them you will want to reserve a space for their return again next year! Make your reservations today!

For information about Pippenfest, please visit www.pippinfest.com or www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com for information about the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show!   **CANCELLED**


APPLE HARVEST

(1) October 2-4, 2020
(2) October 9-11, 2020

The National Apple Harvest Festival lies in the orchard-covered mountains surrounding the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. On the twenty minute drive from our campground, you will be submersed in robust pastoral scenes until you reach the town of Arendtsville. There you will find an old-time festival of apple products, live country music, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, antique autos, steam engines, orchard tours, and an abundance of food!
National Apple Harvest Festival: www.appleharvest.com


HALLOWEEN WEEKENDS ~  Call Early!

(1) October 16-18, 2020
(2) October 23-25, 2020
(3) October 30 – November 1, 2020

Gettysburg has many marks of a fangtastic Halloween vacation location—cool Autumn weather, cozy cafes in which to get your pumpkin spice lattes, and frequent ghost sightings! Consequently, Halloween is so popular at Granite Hill that we consecutively host three Halloween weekends in a row during the month of October! Spend some spooky time with the ones you love going on a FREE ghost walk around the campground, roasting s’mores, trick or treating, and decorating pumpkins! Explore our bloodcurdling Haunted Civil War Barn (if you dare), or sashay down the streets of our campground in our costume parade! Whether it’s playing horseshoe or goblin’ down some food at the Red Shed Café, we’ve got something to ensure that everyone in the family has the Hallowtime of their life! We specter see you there!


VETERANS WEEKEND

November 13-15, 2020

Experience the full serenity of a fiery fall weekend at Granite Hill. With the activities directors gone, you can choose between peaceful evenings at your campsite staying cozy by the fire, or have a high time delving into Gettysburg’s vibrant ambiance. Despite the leaves’ curling and falling, Gettysburg stays aglow all year long, buzzing with activity no matter the month you choose to visit– spend the weekend strolling through the battlefields, stepping in to the shops and cozy eateries, investigating our local artistry and craftsmanship, perusing Gettysburg’s historic breadth; and on Sunday, attend the Winter Wine Release at Adams County Winery. For more information about Gettysburg happenings, visit Destination Gettysburg to plan your trip!

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


DEDICATION DAY AND REMEMBRANCE DAY

November 19-22, 2020

Sevenscore and sixteen years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech that, in less than two minutes, changed the course of America’s future. Though Lincoln has long departed, as have many of the difficulties they faced at that time, the past lives on in the nation’s foundations and is important (and fun) to learn more about. Join other history buffs at the 157th Observance of the Gettysburg Address for Dedication Day at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg and pay tribute to a moment that has enriched America to become what it is today! There will be engaging activities for the whole family in the Military Park and around Gettysburg, and they are entirely suitable to your interests! Let us host your visit to Gettysburg, and call to book today! For more information for all that there is to do, visit Destination Gettysburg!

Remembrance Day isn’t just about the past… it’s about the future. Make this weekend the stuff of tomorrow’s reminiscing by calling to book your site today! Just fifteen quick minutes from the heart of downtown Gettysburg, Granite Hill is the perfect base for your travels, dually enabling you to join in on the festivities or retreat from all the hubbub. Join Gettysburg in honoring its history at the Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade and the Annual Remembrance Illumination, both commemorating soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War. You’ll find making memories easy this weekend with such activities as the Old Fashioned Tree Lighting, with free hot chocolate, cookies, carols, and Clause; the Pop Up Pub at the Gettysburg Outlet Shoppes, where you can purchase the products of local breweries; or even the Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour in nearby Fairfield, which is a free tour featuring the studios and works of local artists!
Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade held on the 21st, in Gettysburg.

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


THANKSGIVING WEEKEND~ CLOSING WEEKEND.

November 26-29, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Granite Hill! We are pleased to offer limited camping to guests for the holiday on Breezy Hill, Safari Area, Tenting Grove, Stoney Point, and our USA Tent Sites. The west bathhouse will remain open weather permitting, and the main camp section will be closed at this time. While the office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, we’ll give you a reason to be thankful when it opens up on Friday—all gift items will be 30% off on Black Friday! We ask that all campers call ahead and pay their full balances in full prior to the holiday. A welcome packet will be left at the night registration box for anyone arriving to their sites after hours! Don’t turk us for Granite, call to make your reservations today!

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours:

Monday, November 23th 8AM-4PM

Tuesday, November 24th 8AM-4PM

Wednesday, November 25th 8AM-4PM

Thursday, November 26th **CLOSED**

Friday, November 27th 10AM-5PM

Saturday, November 28th 10AM-2PM

Sunday, November 29th **CLOSED**

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.

 


WINTER 2021

December 2020 through March 2021: While our office is open for reservations, the campground is closed December 9th – March 2020. However, if you are passing through Gettysburg and need a place to stay, give us a call and we will try to accommodate you!

Winter Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8-4, Saturdays 9-3, Closed on Sundays.  If our office is closed due to the weather, please submit an online reservation request and we will call you to confirm your reservation when the office reopens.

Is your SCOUT TROOP interested in a WINTER CAMP out?  Then give us a call!  Winter camping is a big hit for scouts!  Set your tents up on Breezy Hill or the MG Line and use the pavilion behind the office for cooking and meals!  Bathrooms are conveniently located by the office. Reservations required.


2021 OPENING WEEKEND ~ 49TH CAMPING SEASON  will be an EGGCITING EASTER WEEKEND!

APRIL 2-4, 2021

Is your busy schedule starting to make you feel like a basket case? Don’t lose a hare of sleep—retreat to Granite Hill for a weekend where the only thing you’ll be concerned with is making time to come back soon! Peter Cottontail will be hopping in and out throughout the course of the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for him as you’re making your Easter bonnet for the parade and contest, playing Easter games, winning chocolate from candy bar bingo, going for a hayride around the campground and competing in the horseshoe tournament! Make the whole family happy with activities for all ages, and form eggstra special memories for the years to come!


HEROES BOGO

APRIL 9-11, 2021

All are welcome, but heroes are revered with our two-night camping special! This weekend of our 49th season will be dedicated to thanking the heroes with a buy-one-night-get-one-free bogo, applied only to reservations made in advance! When you come in to camp with us, make sure to show us your military, EMS, fire company, or police badge or card so the discount is applied to your reservation! Come relax by a bonfire in the cool spring weather, and watch the world bloom!


48TH ANNUAL TROUT DERBY

APRIL 16-18, 2021

Show off your sgills and flex your fishing mussels this weekend at our 48th Annual Trout Derby! Our trout pond will be fully stocked and ready for you to cast your rod! Men, women, and children are invited to compete for prizes by catching the longest fish within their categories. Whether you catch the prize trout or not, everyone wins with family fun in the great outdoors all weekend long!


11TH ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF

LIVE CONCERT WITH THE WILLYS
APRIL 23-25, 2021

Are you the Chili Chief? The Bean Boss? The Sultan of Spice? Join Granite Hill Camping Resort for our 10th Annual Chili Cook-off and show us what you’ve got! Brew up your most scrumptious batch of chili and set it under the scrutiny of our judges, all local chili-enthusiasts, for a chance to win prizes, including a trophy with your name on it and bragging rights! Enter your chili, be you an amateur or connoisseur, or just come to taste and vote for a People’s Choice Winner! When you’ve gobbled down all the chili a human body can handle, unwind and digest while you watch local band the Willys perform live at our beautifully-crafted Sterling Pavilion!


MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

APRIL 30- MAY 2, 2021

You don’t have to search in a galaxy far, far away to find fun for the entire family this spring!  Granite Hill Camping Resort proudly presents a Galactic Campout! Make your way across the galaxy and join us for this new special event for 2020! Participants can become one with the Force, and join in activities suitable for Padawans and Sith apprentices of all ages. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite light or dark side character! Special guest appearances from galactic troopers, galaxy knights, a rebel warrior and more throughout the weekend festivities!  


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND

MAY 7-9, 2021

A mother’s work is difficult, painful, and ever-continuing; often requiring more selflessness and patience than one has to offer. Whether the job is inherited naturally or taken up over time, Granite Hill is here to offer the retreat from daily life that all mothers oh-so-desperately need to recharge their batteries. Call today to thank your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or any hardworking women in your life with a restful and rejuvenating weekend. Upon awaking Sunday morning, head over to the Red Shed Café for a complimentary Mother’s Day pancake breakfast! Give the mother in your life what she needs and deserves: a weekend all about her!


82ND SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

MAY 13-16, 2021

Here at Granite Hill, we’d like to think that our Bluegrass Festival is a lot like fine wine and cheese—it only improves with age. Come experience our 80th festival, internationally acclaimed and growing more refined each of the 40+ years it’s been in existence. Call today to purchase tickets for access to a wonderland of interesting vendors, scrumptious foods, great company, and four days worth of live bluegrass. With lineups that include your long-time favorites in addition to nuanced newcomers, along with workshops to teach you the secrets of the trade, your weekend will be spent fully immersed in a genre that is as rich sonically as it is historically. Keep up with the latest Bluegrass Festival news at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.


FAMILY ADVENTURE GOLF TOURNEY

MAY 21-23, 2021

Whether your family feels like puttin’ or putzin’ around (or both), Granite Hill will gladly accommodate! Join us for a family-friendly mini golf tournament for the chance to win prizes which will be awarded to several categories! Age groups will be determined by the turnout, so no one will be left out of the fun. All participants can sign up at check-in, and are encouraged to take a free practice round the night before the tournament, as well as a complimentary boat ride around Lake Lily on Friday evening only! Call today to for a fun time of eating free hot dogs and lemonade while you wow us with your million-dollar swing!

 


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 28-31, 2021

Gettysburg’s history abounds with moments of valiance, victory, overwhelming loss, and ever-returning hope. Through all its wars and times of change, Gettysburg has blossomed into a vibrant hub for those who wish to celebrate the past and prepare a more fruitful future. Adam County’s deep and expansive history is precisely what makes Granite Hill a choice Memorial Day location — a long weekend is the perfect time to unwind in the great outdoors. Check out visitpa.com for more information updates on all the local happenings!  Please see the guidelines above for the Yellow Phase reopening plan here at Granite Hill.

Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg Monday, May 31, 2021 at 2 pm, followed by a ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery with a host of guest speakers. Go to visitpa.com for more info.


STERLING PAVILION CONCERT,  VELVEETA, JUNE 5TH

June 4-6, 2021

 


SPORTS WEEKEND

June 11-13, 2021

FATHER’S DAY BIG BASS TOURNAMENT

June 18 -20, 2021

SUMMER FUN WEEKEND

June 25-27, 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY – 3 NIGHT MINIMUM

July 1-5, 2021

GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK

LIVE MUSIC On Saturday w/ SCHIZOPHONIC
July 8-12, 2021

 


CHOCOLATE FIEND WEEKEND

July 16-18, 2021

FAMOUS RUMORS COUNTRY MUSIC BAND SATURDAY EVENING

Outdoor concert is free to campers and not open to the public.  Social distancing from guests not in your party required.

July 23-25, 2021

 

DATES, ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENT, AND LOCAL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.     DUE TO COVID-19 GROUP EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED!

 

 

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