Want to take the kids camping some place other than the back yard but not too far from home? This weekend the City of Everett Parks Department is holding a family camping event at Everett’s Thornton A. Sullivan Park on the shores of Silver Lake in South Everett. Here’s everything you need to know…
EVERETT – Experience the joys of family camping! Be part of the Everett’s second annual Silver Lake campout where you can learn everything you need to know for a safe camping experience and share campfire fun. Join us from 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 through 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24 at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 W. Silver Lake Rd.
Whether you want to brush-up on camping skills or introduce your kids to affordable outdoor fun, this is your chance. Enjoy the beauty of Silver Lake, as we:
• pitch tents and build shelters for comfortable camping
• try Dutch oven cooking
• learn to build a campfire
• take a ranger-led nature walk, and
• enjoy a campfire program and s’mores
Relax as you fall asleep to the sound of wind in the trees and water lapping on shore. Wake to a free Sunday breakfast before packing up. Bring a cooler with something to grill for dinner and your own camping gear (tent, ground cover, sleeping bags, flashlights, camp dishes, etc.). Families that need to may borrow from a limited supply of tents and sleeping bags.
Advance registration is required and costs $15 per family (up to five people) or $5 per person. Register by calling the Recreation Office at 425-257-8300 ext. 2. The Great American Backyard Campout is presented by Everett Parks and Recreation in partnership with Alderwood REI.