Campfires and Campouts

Campfire Nights and Overnight Campouts

Don't miss this fun summer tradition with your family!  Visit with special critters of the night and enjoy an evening of marshmallow roasting.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Evening Campfires run from 6:30-8:30pm. Overnight Campouts run from 7pm on a Saturday through 9am the next morning. 
Overnight Campouts

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Great American Backyard Campout


Celebrate one of this Nation's favorite outdoor past times by camping out with your family. Learn about nocturnal animals, create a craft to take home, play games, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the sounds of night as you sleep under the stars.  Bring a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, and walking shoes.  Continental breakfast provided.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, children under 2 free.
Cost: $23/person

  • Class # 47580   2-80 years  Sat 6/23-Sun 6/24  7:00pm-9:00am

Jewels of the Night

Enjoy a fun family evening of roasting marshmallows and finding out what flying insects enjoy the light of a campfire. We will set traps around the park to attract these jewels of the night and learn about Lepidopteron cravings. Continental breakfast provided. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, and walking shoes. Continental breakfast provided. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult, children under 2 free.
Cost: $23/person

  • Class # 49404   2-80 years  Sat 8/4-Sun 8/5  7:00pm-9:00am

Campfire Nights

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Critters of the Night

Visit with some animals that go bump in the night. Meet an opossum, owl, and a guinea pig. Make a special craft to see which animals appear at night! Cost: $12/child

  • Class # 49405   2-12 years  Sat 7/7,  6:30-8:30pm

Nocturnal Hunters

Meet critters that hunt at night and discover the special tools that these nocturnal creatures use to hunt in the dark! Meet a bat, owl, and toad, make a craft, and play a night hunting game. Cost: $12/child

  • Class # 49407   2-12 years  Sat 7/21,  6:30-8:30pm

Suck-a-Bug Campfire

Make a bug sucker to catch small insects such as gnats, with a homemade “pooter.” Find out how small a bug you can really catch. Cost: $12/child

  • Class # 49408   4-12 years  Sat 8/18,  6:30-8:30pm

Cricket Predictions

Become a Myth Buster and determine if crickets can really predict the temperature outside. you will use scientific methods to predict, experiment, and analyze the final temperature of summer. Come to this fun family evening of myths – facts or fiction, and create a harmonica to play around the campfire while roasting marshmallows. Cost: $12/child

  • Class # 49409   4-12 years  Sat 9/15,  6:30-8:30pm