MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Parks and Recreation department will host its local part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout on Saturday, May 21, with a night out under the stars at Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive. The focus of the event is to unite campers across the country by connecting with nature, wildlife and each other.
The evening will include guided activities such as hikes, stargazing and stream studies, as well as nature-related crafts. Participants will also enjoy games and activities to include cornhole, large-scale Connect Four, volleyball and more.
Following the food trucks that will be available for dinner options, there will be a late-night movie under the stars and a chance to enjoy the tradition of campfire s’mores for dessert.
A light breakfast will be offered in the morning, followed by sunrise yoga and a morning hike.
The event is free and tent rental will be available for those needing equipment; cost is $20 for a four-person tent. Campers are responsible for setting up and breaking down their own tents. Check in is May 21, from 5-6 p.m.; check out is by 10 a.m. the next morning. All ages are welcome, but this will be a pet-free event.