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Autumn Camping Weekend I, Mississinewa Lake
Start Date: 10/6/2017Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 10/6/2017End Time: 9:00 PM
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Event Description:

Autumn Camping Weekend 1 at Mississinewa Lake 2017, our 30th year!

Welcome to crafts, events, games, the sweet aroma of campfire smoke, exciting sounds of music, and meeting with friends new and old. Most activities begin at the Miami S.R.A. Modern Campground Interpretive Program Shelter near the water tower. See you there!  **Camp sites are all booked, but day visitors are welcome.**

Friday, October 6

5 - 9 p.m.  Bring on the Baskets! Donate a filled basket for the silent auction from your family or your company. Bid Saturday for the basket of you choice.

6 p.m.  Shirt and Event Passes. Enter your campsite in our decorating contest! Pre-ordered shirts can be picked up. Purchase $3 event passes for all over age 4.

7 p.m.  Weekend Welcome & Kettle corn. Welcome, meet and greet, and announcements. Kettle corn will be served. Please bring your own bowl.

8 p.m.  Movie Night! Don’t forget a blanket as we kick off the weekend with a family-friendly movie at the Inter- pretive Program Shelter.

Saturday, October 7

9-11 a.m.   Pancake Breakfast. We’ll provide pancakes, sausage, syrup, and drink. Bring a free-will donation for Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services

10 a.m.   Shirt and Event Passes. Enter your campsite in our decorating contest! Pre-ordered shirts can be picked up. Purchase event passes for all participants over
age 4, $3 each.

10 a.m. to Noon. Volunteer! ​ A weekend like this wouldn’t be complete without some trail work and park clean up. We’d love to have your help! All ages.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Recycle Mania. Let’s have some fun with reused materials! Come to the front playground to play games, make crafts, and run an obstacle course. Everything made from recycled items. (Don’t miss our dumpster dive!)

4:15 p.m. Pets in Costume. Gather at the campground gatehouse for a photo, then walk through the campground with the trick-or-treat folks to show them off.

4:30 p.m.  Trick-or-Treat. Disguise yourself in your favorite costume. (Nothing gory please.) Adults and their children will travel through the campground. Roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
 Event ends at 5:30 p.m.

8 p.m.  Cooking Contest Judging. Bring your campfire creations to the Interpretive Program Shelter to be tasted and judged by your fellow campers $2 entry fee. Votes will be tallied and announced at 9 p.m. Just two divisions: chili, and all other. Campers bring a few bucks for extra voting tickets.

8 p.m. 9 p.m.  Music. Enjoy some music while the food tasting is underway.

Awards for Campsite Decorating and Cooking.

We'll award nights of free camping for the top three decorated sites to be used in 2018. Holiday Weekends, Autumn Camping Weekends, cabins and AA sites are excluded. A special trophy awarded to the best campsite decorated with recycled items! Must be registered to win. Winners of cooking contest win a cash prize and certificate at the Interpretive Program Shelter.

Location Information:
Mississinewa Lake  (View Map)
4673 S. 625 E.
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: (765) 473-6528
Contact Information:
Name: Teresa Rody
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  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
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