Get your family together for an outdoor adventure at the 5th Annual Family Campout on May 16-17, 2015. This year’s festivities will include archery, Minute to Win It games with your family, campfire cooking competitions, stargazing, and an outdoor movie after dark! This event is in celebration of National Public Lands Day. What better way to celebrate our Public Lands than to spend the night on the banks of the Mississippi River! All participants will meet at the Audubon Center on Riverlands Way in West Alton at 12 PM on Saturday, May 16th. We will stop by Riverlands Bird Blitz before making our way to the green pavilion on Riverlands Way to paddle in Ellis Bay until 4 PM and then move over to the Illinois Esplanade near the National Great Rivers Museum. After setting up your tents, families will connect with one another through fun and competitive games and activities. After a campfire dinner and exploring the night sky with professional stargazers, grab all the s’mores you can handle and settle in for a movie on the lawn. The next morning, families will enjoy breakfast together before getting an introductory archery lesson!
There is something for every member of your family to enjoy. Register your spot today by visiting www.mtrf.org or by calling (618) 462-6979. All food and fun is included for $50 for a family of up to four. Each additional person is an additional $10. All your family needs to bring is camping gear including a tent, sleeping bags, water bottle, and camping chairs.