ALTON — Get your family together for an outdoor adventure at the fifth annual Family Campout Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28.
This year’s festivities include archery, family team-building games, campfire cooking competitions, stargazing and an outdoor movie after dark. This event is in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
All participants will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Illinois Esplanade Pavilion on Locks and Dam Way at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton. After setting up their tents, families will connect with one another through games and activities. After a campfire dinner and exploring the night sky with professional stargazers, the event will feature s’mores and a movie on the lawn. The next morning, families will have breakfast together before getting an introductory archery lesson.
Registration is available at www.mtrf.org or by calling (618) 462-6979. The cost is $50 for a family of up to four. Each additional person is an additional $10. Participants need to bring camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bags, water bottle, and camping chairs. For information, call the National Great Rivers Museum at (618) 462-6979.
The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 143) at No. 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission and free tours of the locks and dam.