‘Great Columbus Campout’ set for next month

Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a day and night of fun at Mill Race Park at the first annual Great Columbus Campout, scheduled for September 8-9.

Organizers say this overnight camping trip is intended to provide individuals and families with a chance to participate in a number of different activities, experience nature and create memories. Activities planned during the campout include arts and craft activities, s’mores, campfire songs, cornhole, a Family Glow Walk and more. Campers are required to bring their own tent, sleeping bag and other camping supplies.

Registration is now open. Cost is $15 per person ages 2 and up if you register by August 17. After that date, the cost is $20 per person. Children 2 and under are free. The registration cost includes a t-shirt, the above activities, dinner and breakfast by Blackerby’s Catering.

You can register online at columbusparksandrec.com, by calling the Columbus Parks and Recreation registration line at (812) 376-2680 or stopping by Donner Center during regular business hours, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizers are thanking Thompson Furniture for their generous support as the title sponsor for this event.