Friday, July 17, 2015

Funtivity Friday - Fun Places for Families to Camp-Out


Here are a few fun places to camp-out


1) At a baseball stadium - Most teams offer sleepovers for Scout troops; Some including New Jersey's Camden Riversharks and Lakewood Blueclaws offer sleepovers for families as well. The Riversharks will be having their third and last sleepover of the year in two weeks on Friday July 31, 2015for more information go to http://riversharks.com/groups/overnights/

2) At the zoo- Many zoos offer family overnights including: the the Philadelphia Zoo (http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Learn/Spend-the-Night-at-the-Zoo/Family-Oncvernights.html), the Houston Zoo (http://www.houstonzoo.org/experiences/zoo-overnights/), 
and the Oakland Zoo (http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Family_Sundown_Safari.php).

3) At the Aquarium - The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California offers (http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programs/category/sleepovers) a family sleepover that includes a scavenger hunt, a fish feeding and an art activity .  The Baltimore Aquarium offers a sleepover with the sharks (http://www.aqua.org/visit/immersion-tours/sharks-sleepover). Other Aquariums offer sleepovers as well although some of them may be just for Scouts.

4) County Parks - The nice thing about camping out at a county park is that they usually have a variety of activities as available to participate in. Activities may vary from park to park and from season to season as well. The other nice thing is that sometimes County Parks have a night or weekend specifically for families with special activities and/or events.

5) Other  Venues - Other places that offer unique sleepovers include: The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia ( https://www.fi.edu/camp-in), Busch Gardens in Tampa (http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/educational-programs2/sleepovers/), and the Spy Museum in Washington, DC (http://www.barracks.org/camp-ins.html). Some locations including the Old Barracks in Trenton, NJ (http://barracks.org/camp-ins.html) may offer sleepovers but only if you have at least a certain number of participants.

6) Your own yard - Even just having a camp-out in your own front or backyard can be fun.

Enjoy!

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

photo credit: Tsunami Earthquake relief tent - Chamberlain Square via photopin (license)

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