Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shawnee Mission Park to host family campout

July 7, 2012

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District invites the public to take part in this year’s Great American Family Campout by sleeping under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park.

The Shawnee Mission Park Great American Campout will take place Saturday, with the camping area opening at 2 p.m. next to Theatre in the Park, 7900 Renner Road.

The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children over 3, with younger children admitted free. The cost includes admission to the campground, access to Shawnee Mission Park Beach on Saturday and Sunday, and tickets to a Disney double feature at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Theatre in the Park.

The proceeds will benefit the park and recreation district’s New Horizon Summer Camp for youths with special needs.

Campers will need to provide their own tents, sleeping bags, other camping equipment and food for Saturday evening’s meal. But community grills will be available for cooking, and doughnuts, juice and milk will be provided Saturday morning.

In addition, the Backwoods store at 6825 W. 135th St., Overland Park, will provide a campfire, games, clinics and a rock climbing wall.

Registration for the campout is required and may be completed by visiting jcprd.com/special_events/campout.cfm or calling 913-831-3359.

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