Great American Campout Coming to Park Forest on June 23-24

Great American Campout

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–June 3, 2017. Join the Park Forest Recreation and Parks Advisory Board and Recreation and Parks Department in celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, June 23 at 4 p.m. with an overnight campout in Park Forest’s beautiful Central Park.

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.

  • Recreation and Parks will provide grills for cooking, wood for the campfire, s’mores and activities.
  • Campers will need to provide their dinner, breakfast, and tent.
  • Saturday activities include a nature craft as well as practicing useful skills such as camping first aid, camping knots and rope work with Deputy Fire Chief Natyshok and Park Forest Paramedics and compass and map reading skills with Recreation & Parks staff.

A limited number of tents are available to rent for $10 each.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 16.

For more information, or to register, call 708-748-2005

Learn more about the Great American Campout