Great American Family Campout

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Saturday June 24

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3:30 PM  –  9:30 AM

Great American Campout!
Saturday, June 24 to Sunday, June 25
3:30 P.M. Sat. to 9:30 A.M. Sun.

Come and take part in our Great American Campout, NCNC's 8th
year participating in the National Wildlife Federation's Great
American Campout
, a nation-wide celebration of camping as
a way to connect to nature & wildlife. 

Join us for an evening full of fun, camp tunes, a night hike,
and the adventure of camping in New Canaan's favorite backyard! 

Spend a unique evening and night here at the New Canaan Nature Center, under the stars and with the night creatures (all harmless).
Participants are welcome to set-up their tents in the afternoon
between 3:30-5:30 P.M. From 5:30-7:30 P.M., we'll provide a classic camping-style barbecue dinner of hotdogs, grilled corn & chips (with watermelon for dessert). Lemonade and water will be available for
all ages; adults are welcome to BYOB. As folks are finishing up the
tasty treats from the grill, all are invited to enjoy field games, music
and all around fun on the Green! 

As the sun begins to set, get ready for the night time adventure to
begin. We'll fire up the campfire ring and head off into the darkness
for a special early summer night hike experience. Upon our return
we'll be sure to fill our bellies with some fireside S'mores before
dozing off to sleep. 

In the morning, awake to fog over the meadow, deer browsing nearby
and the promise of another magical day! A light breakfast of bagels, juice, and coffee will also be served. 

Bring your own camp gear and snacks. Access to bathrooms will be available through the night. 

NCNC has a limited number of tents for rent at $25/tent.

Pre-registration by Thursday, June 22nd, is required and
space is limited!

3:30-5:30 P.M. Family Campsite Set-up on the Green 
5:30-7:30 P.M. Cookout BBQ Dinner with Music, Games & Fun
on the Green 

8:00-9:30 P.M. Campfire & Night Hike 
9:30 P.M. Conclude Campfire 

7:00 A.M. Coffee Time 
7:30-8:30 A.M. Breakfast 
8:30-9:30 A.M. Pack Up