5th Annual Family Camp-Out

It is almost time to start planning for our next family camp-out. This will be our fifth year of camping by the water and under the stairs. The date is set, and the activities are planned. The only question left is; will you be joining us?

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Friday, September 16, 2016 Arrive at the camp-out. Dinner is on your own. I would like to think we will have a fire going if that helps with your plans.

Saturday, September 17, 2016:  Breakfast is on your own. Camp-stove/Campfire will be available. Suggested Meal: Breakfast Burritos

Lunch: This is a camping tradition for us: Walking Tacos! I will be sending out a SignUp Genius later for this community meal..

Mid Day Fun: Inspired by the book, GO DOG Go by Dr. Seuss, we will be having a hat contest. Create a hat to wear around and see if you can come up with the wildest, craziest, most creative hat. Additional Saturday Fun will be announced later.

Evening: Another camp tradition: Hot Dog Buffet. Any way you want a hot dog will be available. This meal will also be included in our SignUp Genius.

Saturday Evening Entertainment: Back by popular demand will be a GLOW PARTY 2.0!  Get your outfits ready, it is time to glow! The black lights will be back as will the music. It is time to dance under the stars!

Sunday Morning: Camping Food at it’s best: Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole. This one will also be included in the SignUp Genius.

Mid-Day: The Kansas City Chiefs have not released their 2016 Schedule yet but if there is a game on, many of us will stick around to watch it. We will have left overs or bring an appetizer to share as we watch the game outside under the oak trees.


Smithville Lake accepts online reservations. Reservations can be made six months in advance, so that means by March 16, 2016 you can book your spot at the Fifth Annual Family Camp-Out.  Remember, if you wait till the last moment, a stranger could take your spot, so reserve early. Our usual spots are sites 408-416 at Crow’s Creek Campground. These are electric sites but we are near water.

If you are tent camping, you are allowed to double up on an RV site. We can also put 2 tent campers together on their own site. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you need.

Set your alarms, get those reservations made. I hope to see you all there!


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