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Pitch A Tent At The Great Southfield Camp Out

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - The city of Southfield will host The Great Southfield Camp Out Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31 at the Beech Woods Recreation Center located at 22200 Beech Road one block south of Nine Mile Road.

Campers young and old are invited to bring their tents, air mattresses, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun-filled outdoor camping experience right in the city.

Registration will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday at Beech Woods with activities beginning at 3:00 pm.

Activities include transportation to and from the Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve for hikes and canoeing (for an additional $5 per person) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A campfire marshmallow roast will conclude the evening followed by a hot breakfast of hotcakes, sausage, juice and coffee served at 8:00 am on Sunday.

The campout is $40 for residents and $80 for non–residents (per family) which includes all activities and breakfast on Sunday. A group discount is also available to groups of ten or more for $40. Each campsite is 20' x 20'and the campout is limited to the first 50 families to register. Camp sites will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be no electricity available and generators will not be allowed. Cooking will also not permitted on sight; however, precooked foods and snacks will be allowed. A hot dog dinner and snacks will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department at 248-796-4620.

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