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Contact: Cynthia Sequanna, 520-387-6849 x7304
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ. March 10, 2017 – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will host its third annual free Family Fun Campout April 1 – 2, 2017. This event is an overnight camping experience, filled with fun learning activities for the whole family! Ajo and O’odham Nation families are cordially invited. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 35 individuals to sign up. Free camping gear will be available for loan to the first 25 individuals who sign up. To reserve a space at the campout, or if you have questions, please call 520-387-6849 x 7305, or email email@example.com.
Participating families will arrive at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center at noon, take a guided hike with a park ranger, enjoy a BBQ dinner (hot dogs and hamburgers provided), play games, create art, attend an evening program in the outdoor amphitheater, explore the night sky, camp out at the Desert View Campground, and depart at their leisure on Sunday morning. It’s all free!
In the spirit of the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) program, the Family Campout is a great opportunity to enjoy the national parks in your own backyard. Last fall, all fourth-grade students from Ajo, Gila Bend, and the Tohono O’odham Nation received their free EKIP Passes from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The pass covers standard entry fees for fourth-grade students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters, including all Arizona National Park sites like Grand Canyon National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Coronado National Memorial, and Tumiracacori National Historical Park! Additional site-specific use and camping fees may be required. The passes issued last fall are valid through the end of the summer of 2017. More information is available at everykidinapark.gov. We hope to see you at Organ Pipe!
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