The campfire will be crackling, children laughing, and stars visible in the night sky during the Mercer County Park Commission’s Come Out and Play Campout on Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7, weather permitting. Families and friends will be able to spend the night at Mercer Meadows and experience the park like never before.
The Come Out and Play Campout is designed to provide a unique outdoor experience. Those interested can register by visiting this link: https://docs.google.com/forms. Due to the limited space and high interest in this program, a maximum of 25 tent sites or 100 participants can be accommodated. The remaining registrations will be drawn to establish a waitlist. A rain date will be scheduled the following weekend, Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, October 14.
Cost for in-county residents is $20 per person, and out-of-county residents is $30 per person. Each family must have an adult over the age of 21 present with their children throughout the event. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
REI will be on-site to assist participants with tent setup on Saturday evening. Optional activities include a guided night hike, hawk watching, and roasting hot dogs and s’mores over the open campfire. After the sun goes down, campers can enjoy star gazing and storytelling.
For more information, please visit: https://mercercountyparks.org/#!/activities/come-out-and-play-campout-2018 or call (609) 888-3218.