Sedona AZ (May 14, 2013) – It’s time again for the popular Community Campout at beautiful Sunset Park offered by Sedona Parks and Recreation. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to camp with food provided, activities planned, and restrooms nearby, all while surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Sedona. This summer’s event takes place on June 7 & 8 beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening and ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Sunset Park is located at 655 Sunset Drive in Sedona. For only $15 per tent, participants can join others for a night of camping under the stars, telescope star viewing, and a group hike in the morning. This event is great for first time campers as well as seasoned campers that want to enjoy camping close to home.
So much is included in the small $15 registration fee. Set up your tent at 5 p.m. and enjoy the magic show beginning at 5:30 p.m. After the show, get ready to roast hot dogs provided by New Frontiers Natural Marketplace around the campfire. Children can enjoy running around the park and adults can enjoy sitting outside in the fresh air. Frisbees, balls and games will be provided for participants to use. When the stars come out, JD Maddy, President of Astronomers of the Verde Valley, will be on site with telescopes for you to use. Join other campers around the bonfire and enjoy roasting s’mores provided by Parks and Recreation. In addition, two local musicians with guitars and other instruments will entertain everyone with great campfire songs.
Wake early for a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., sponsored by the Sedona Elks Lodge. At 8 a.m., adults and children over eight may enjoy a guided 1¼ mile hike on Bandit Trail. The Park Rangers will point out the natural, geological, and cultural features along the trail and provide plenty of rest stops and opportunities to ask questions. Hikers must carry water and have proper hiking shoes.
This might be your only chance to camp in a City park, so don’t miss out. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 282-7098 or 102 Roadrunner Drive at Sedona City Hall to register for this event.