Matthew Ritter, Delaware State Parks 302-739-9187, email@example.com Riley Hays, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9249, Riley.Hays@state.de.us
Trap Pond State Park to host Great American Backyard Campout
National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout coming to Delaware
DOVER (June 13, 2014) – Thousands of families across the nation and in Delaware will unplug and get outside on June 28 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. People will participate in this national event by vowing to sleep under the stars, whether they camp in parks, on public lands or even in their own backyards.
DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will partner with the National Wildlife Federation to host a family campout at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Participating families will enjoy a weekend full of fun program options such as pontoon boat tours of Trap Pond, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, disc golf and much more.
Families will camp at Cypress Point, Trap Pond’s primitive camping site. Campers are asked to bring their own food for campfire cooking. However, s’mores will be provided for all campers. Parking and bathrooms will be provided onsite. Pre-registration is required by June 21. More information can be found at destateparks.com/GreatAmericanCampout.
Celebrating its 10th year, the Great American Backyard Campout is a part of the National Wildlife Federation’s “10 Million Kids Outdoors Campaign.” This three-year initiative seeks a future in which all children spend time outside each day, creating a generation of happier and healthier children with more awareness and connection to the natural world.
The NWF has worked to connect children and youth with nature for decades. Those participating in the campout can pledge on the official NWF website. Sponsors like Disney and Coleman will donate $2 per pledge to the NWF.
More information on the NWF and the pledge to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout is available at nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout. More information about programs and events held at Trap Pond State Park can be found at destateparks.com/park/trap-pond.
Vol. 44, No.197