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Maine Backyard Campout Weekend

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July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and we’re inviting you to join the celebration! The Maine Parks and Recreation Association has announced the MAINE BACKYARD CAMPOUT WEEKEND, which encourages families to turn their backyard into their personal campsite!
Your family can choose to do one night or two! Buxton Recreation will help out with the fun by dropping off a kit of some of our favorite activities the week before the campout!

 Registered campsites will receive an ULTIMATE BACKYARD CAMPOUT KIT, which will include:

    • Glow stick for each child!

    • Outdoor Safety/Campfire Safety info from the Buxton Fire Department!

    • Backyard Scavenger Hunt!

    • Our favorite campfire stories!

    • Sun Safety Kit! (UV Bracelet and Activity Book)

    • S’mores Kit with recipe book!

    • Stamped post card for the camper to mail to a friend or family member to share their experience with!

    • Buxton Recreation Water Bottle for each child!

    *Registrations after July 1st will have to pick up the Ultimate Backyard Campout Kit from our office. 174 Portland Road, Buxton, ME. 

 Campsite Decorating Contest!
Campers who are feeling extra creative are encouraged to enter our Campsite Decorating Contest!  Are you a Boston Red Sox household? Maybe your child likes Harry Potter? Maybe        unicorns, cupcakes, and rainbows top the list! We would love to see your creativity at work. Submit your photos to Derek Haney, Recreation Programmer, at, or send them via Facebook Messenger.
Make sure you tag your photo on social media by using #mainebackyardcampout

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* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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