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Great American Campout June 23 & 24, 2017

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Great American Campout
Overnight Campout at Central Park

Friday, June 23-Saturday, June 24, 2017
4 p.m. to Noon


  Join the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Department in celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, Friday, June 23rd-Saturday, June 24th with an overnight campout in Park Forest’s beautiful Central Park. Learn more about the Great American Campout at
http://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Campout.aspx

  The 13th annual Great American Campout is a nationwide event that connects people with the great outdoors. Whether this is your first camping experience or you and your family are seasoned campers, this event is a great way for friends, families and children to connect with nature, sleep under the stars and create memories of outdoor experiences. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian camping with them. Dog Friendly Event. Dogs must be friendly, current on shots, picked up after and leashed in camping area.  Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017.

•Set-up begins Friday at 4 pm. Park at the Aqua Center Parking Lot near the north bridge. 

•Recreation & Parks will provide grills and charcoal for cooking, wood for the campfire, s’mores and activities.

•Campers will need to provide their own tent, sleeping gear, eating utensils, food (dinner, breakfast and snacks)
  and personal kit.

•Rentals - A limited number of tents are available to rent for $10.00 each. Contact Rob Gunther at 708-748-2005
 to arrange tent rental.

Saturday activities include: 

  • A nature craft.
  • Practicing useful skills such as camping first aid, camping knots and rope work with
    Deputy Fire Chief Natyshok and Park Forest Paramedics. 
  • Compass and map reading skills with Recreation & Parks staff.


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Register at: Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 (708)748-2005


Online Registration Available at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/vopf 

Registration and a signed waiver required for every participant. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian camping with them. 

Dog Friendly Event. Dogs must be friendly, current on shots, picked up after and leashed in camping area.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017.


Ages 4 years & Older      $5 per person    Central Park
24202-01   F-Sa   4 pm-12:00 pm   June 23-24 

Ages 0-3 years       FREE          Central Park            
24202-02   F-Sa   4 pm-12:00 pm   June 23-24