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Posted on: April 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Great American Campout June 23-24, 2017

Overnight Campout in Central Park


Join the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Department in celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, June 23rd and 24th with an overnight campout in  Park Forest’s beautiful Central Park. Learn more about the Great American Campout at . 

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 & 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.

Tent 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.  

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2017  - 4 pm until 12:00 noon Saturday, June 24, 2017
Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 16, 2017

Location: Set-up begins at 4 pm at Central Park, Park Forest, IL (Lakewood & Orchard). Park vehicles at the Aqua Center parking lot near the north bridge.

Program # 24202-01 for ages 4 years and older -
$5.00 per person for ages 4 years and older. 

Program # 24202-02 for children 0-3 years old -
Free for children 0-3 years old.  

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

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

Online Registration Available at:

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