Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Great American Backyard Campout at Cape May

Join the Nature Center of Cape May, the National Wildlife Federation and outdoor enthusiasts across the country for a nationwide event called the Great American Backyard Campout. The campout will begin Saturday, June 26, at 5:00 p.m. and end around noon on Sunday, June 27.

Nature center Program Director Sue Slotterback will lead this family celebration of “getting out there” for an overnight campout.

“We'll be taking a night hike along the harbor, doing some camp crafts, learning basic camp skills and having lots of fun sleeping under the stars. Local musician Carl Behrens will also be on hand to entertain us around the campfire,” she explains. Slotterback asks campers to arrive at the nature center by 5:00 p.m. No individual campers under third grade will be allowed, and some equipment may be available.

The fee of $5.00 per person includes campfire s’mores and breakfast.

Participants may register online at under “Happy Harbor Campers.” They should also call the nature center at 609.898.8848 for details on what to bring.

The Nature Center of Cape May and NJ Audubon are brand new affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation. The center is located at 1600 Delaware Avenue, in Cape May, right on the shores of Cape May Harbor.

Visit them on Facebook at NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May.

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