04/27/2013Location: Education Center Fee Information: Free
Five families have been chosen and will receive a tent and sleeping bags from the Lincoln Scheels store and Coleman. The overnight challenge is scheduled for April 27 at Homestead National Monument of America. Families selected will need to supply some camping equipment and their own food during the event. There is no entrance fee to the monument and no park stickers required.
The Homestead New Campers Challenge will include lessons in camping and other activities such as campfire stories and games, night hike through the prairie and stargazing. April 20-28, 2013 is National Park Week. "What a great way to celebrate National Park Week; getting people immersed in nature and enjoying their national park," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.