Participants invited to enjoy the great outdoors during the Campout! Carolina Jamboree
DURHAM, NC - On Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, from 3 p.m. – 7 a.m., Durham Parks and Recreation and REI of Durham will host its Second Annual Campout! Carolina Jamboree at the historic West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd.
Durham residents and hundreds of families and individuals from across North Carolina will participate in an afternoon and evening filled with activities such as a flashlight scavenger hunts, storytelling around a campfire, s’mores, paddling instruction and more.
Participants in Durham will have access to rentals from Frog Hollow Outdoors and enjoy wildlife exhibits from the Piedmont Wildlife Center. After the activities, participants will pitch a tent in the park for an overnight campout. A limited number of tents/sleeping bags are available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages welcome and registration is required.
To register or for information contact Ryan Sailstad at (919) 560-4405.
Campout! Carolina is an annual statewide event sponsored by EarthShare North Carolina designed to encourage individuals, families, friends, scout troops and community groups of all kinds to show support for North Carolina's environment by camping out the weekend of October 13-14, 2012. Taking part in Campout! Carolina, helps demonstrate the support for a healthy state.
Last year, over 8,400 people from across the state celebrated North Carolina's environment. The goal is to beat that number and collectively demonstrate the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources.
About EarthShare North Carolina
EarthShare North Carolina (ESNC) is a coalition of over 60 non-profit organizations working locally, nationally, and internationally to preserve and protect our environment. ESNC organizations are leading the way to clean up our air and water, protect wildlife and their habitats, and ensure we have natural places to visit and enjoy. For more information visit http://www.campoutcarolina.org.
About Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for the Durham community to “Play More.” Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, we strive to help residents discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional and social health. To learn more about Durham Parks and Recreation, visit www.DPRPlayMore.org, call (919) 560-4355 or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/DurhamParksandRecreation.