The Des Plaines Park District hosted the second annual Family Campout on Saturday, June 29, to Sunday, June 30, in Prairie Lakes Park. Back by popular demand, this overnight, close-to-home campsite gave first time and experienced campers a night under the stars.
Families enjoyed a Nature Scavenger Hunt through the park searching for rocks, leaves, flowers and treasures; a roaring campfire; roasting marshmallows and making s'mores; story time; and fun with glow in the dark bubbles.
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Campers also had an opportunity to view the night skies through a high-powered telescope, courtesy of Norm Strahm, an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College and the faculty adviser for the Astronomy Club.
"It is a great night out for families," said Jennifer Boys, assistant superintendent for Recreation, "and a wonderful new tradition at the park district.
For information about summer events and programs, visit DPParks.org or call (847) 391-5700.
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