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New Great American Family Campout, Spring Edition, is May 2 at TimberRidge Adventure Center
POSTED: 04/08/2009
This event is called The Great American Family Campout, Spring Edition and will take place beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, and will run through about 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 3. This event follows a similar event at Shawnee Mission Park last June which drew more than 300 people.

This is a chance for both experienced and beginning campers to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of TimberRidge during a time when the facility is typically closed to the public. Camping begins at 3 p.m., but participants are encouraged to come early and take part in the festivities of the TimberRidge Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open house activities will include canoes and pedal boats, BB gun and archery ranges, and tours of the professionally-certified challenge course. After 3 p.m., campers are welcome to hike on designated trails, fish in the catch and release ponds, roast a hot dog, and enjoy a good old-fashioned campfire. Children's Services staff will be on hand throughout the night and JCPRD Park Police will also have a presence. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "overnight " to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

TimberRidge Adventure Center is located at 12300 South Homestead Lane, Olathe, and is a 200+ acre facility adjacent to Kill Creek Park. TimberRidge is only accessible via an entrance which is south of the main entrance to Kill Creek Park. Campers will need to bring their own camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, etc. Saturday evening dinner is not provided, but above-ground grills and firepits are allowed. Donuts, juice, and milk will be provided Sunday morning. The cost for this 20-hour event is $10 per person for adults and $5 per person for children three and up.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information about this program, contact Children's Services Specialist Rob Knaussman at (913) 236-1250. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359.

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