State parks to host Outdoor Family programs starting April 12-13

April 3, 2014

Delaware Outdoor Family, in conjunction with the Children In Nature initiative, will provide two campouts this spring to begin Delaware State Parks' second year of overnight family camping programs. The programs are geared toward sparking families’ interest in spending time outdoors.

Delaware Outdoor Family provides overnight camping trips guided by park staff, giving families an opportunity to get outdoors and experience the state parks in a new way. Programs include activities that daytime park visitors don’t get to experience, including beach campfires and nighttime astronomy.

Two campouts will be offered this spring. The Lums Pond State Park campout Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13,  in Bear will highlight tent building and campfire cooking, and also include a full moon kayak trip. Staff at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will teach camping basics and offer a nighttime hayride and evening owl prowl Saturday, May 17, and a morning pontoon boat tour after a campfire breakfast Sunday, May 18.

Details are available in the Delaware State Parks 2014 Winter/Spring Guide. Additional daytime Delaware Outdoor Family opportunities are marked throughout the guide, including Youth Fishing Tournaments in Wilmington and Laurel and Campfire Circle programs at Cape Henlopen.

Preregistration is required for each campout and reservations can be made by contacting the hosting park: Lums Pond State Park, 302-368-6989; Trap Pond State Park, 302-875-5163. Information is also available at

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