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Written by Resident Events On  July 24, 2017   630   0
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Outdoor Community Camp-out

What could be more exciting than an evening spent on camping? 

Everyone dreams of camping – but not everyone can trek out to the wilderness due of time constraints and budget limitations. To beat this we suggest planning a community camping party – residents of all ages are bound to love it! 

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For this event to work, your community needs large open spaces that will fit a bunch of tents. The party can be hosted in one spot on the main community ground, or you can allow tents to be pitched all around the community.

Setting it up 

Set up the tents, keeping in mind the practicalities of movement and safety. Consider how to keep the area well-lit without ruining the effect of a night camp-out. 

Pitching tents is definitely a big part of the camping fun. But planning out camping spots ahead of time and registering participants will also save you a headache. Map out how many tents and residents your community can accommodate ahead of time. Offer the available spots on a first-come, first served basis. 

Other residents can come for the rest of the evening activities, but only registered families will be allowed to camp out.

Camping activities 

To keep residents entertained, it is important to plan out activities for your campers. Here are a few suggestions we think people of all ages will enjoy. 

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Big screen movie

Watching a movie is always fun – especially if it’s under the stars! 

All you need is a one night rental of a video projector, and a large white sheet, to screen the movie. Have residents spread blankets and pillows on the grass to make things more comfortable. 

Popcorn and other snacks can be served as well. 

***BONUS***

One of our most popular events on ResidentEvents.com is our Cardboard Drive-in Movie. Consider this option to make watching the movie even more fun for the kids!

Board Games

One of the benefits of camping close to home is that you can bring along all sorts of things which you might not bring otherwise. 

Board games are one such idea of fun, and those that go with the camping theme include Gone Camping version of Spot It! and Bears! Consider keeping a few games like this on hand for families to check out for an hour or two.

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S’mores bar

Setting up a s’mores bar will complete the camping experience. Here’s a video demonstrating how to make your own s’mores bar. 

Just be sure to keep it under constant supervision while the flames are live.

Camping songs

You may not be able to start a full on campfire, but that shouldn’t stop you from singing campfire songs. Print out lyrics to some of the more popular songs and let everyone sing along. 

Here’s a list of 50 songs to get you started. Pick your favorites and make a playlist, but don’t forget to include the classic Kumbayah

All in all, a community camp out will be a wonderful event sure to help the residents relax. All can enjoy the summer camp activities within easy reach of their homes.

 

 

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