Sunday, May 9, 2010

Calendar: Camping and Campfires

Several local parks offer the opportunity to do kid-friendly, beginner-level camping close to home.

Photo credit: sharsha
Up this weekend: Riverbend Park, with a program Saturday night (5/15) that starts at 6:00. The cost is $45 per family. To register, call 703-759-9018. (On May 22, Gulf Branch Nature Center will have a similar program for $80 per family - call 703-228-4747.)

If you don't want the programming, of course, you can always head to Greenbelt Park. The campground's open, it only costs $16/night, and you don't need reservations until after Memorial Day.

Not up for spending the whole night? Long Branch Nature Center has a campfire program at 7:00 on Saturday night (5/15), with stories, s'mores, and possibly "animal guests" from the nature center. The cost is $5 per person ($20 max per family). Register online or at 703-228-4747.

As always, there are many more things to do listed on our full calendar. We'll see you out there!