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Autumn Camping Weekend I, Mississinewa Lake
Start Date: 10/6/2018Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 10/6/2018End Time: 9:00 PM
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Event Description:
Friday, Oct. 5.

Register for Weekend Events. Those who register for weekend program events will be entered into a special prize drawing. Double your chances to win by registering before September 15. (See "Awards" and back page for prize details.)                                                                     

Bring on the Baskets! Donate a filled basket for the silent auction from your family or company. Everyone welcome to bid!

Shirt Pick-up. Pre-ordered shirts only.

Pumpkins for Purchase. Good for campsite decorating!

Camp Champ Game. Come play our board game if you dare!

Kettle Corn Welcome. Served at 7 p.m. Bring your own bowl. Donations appreciated.

Saturday, October 6

9-10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast. Donations appreciated.

12:30  to 2 p.m. Camp Challenge. Bring your team of 2-10 persons to the front playground field of modern campground and complete our 10 camping challenges. Win a special camping “pot” of gold! There will be a variety of challenges so all ages and abilities on your team will be able to participate. You are also welcome to make a few crafts for your campsite.               

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.

7 p.m. Flashlight Tag. All ages! Meet at the program shelter with your flashlight to get our game plan and location for this camping tradition.

8 p.m. Camp Cooking Contest Judging. Make your best camp cooking creation and bring to the program shelter to have your special recipe be judged by fellow campers. $2 entry fee. Campers bring a few bucks for extra voting tickets.  Enjoy some music while the food tasting is underway.

9 p.m. Awards and Weekend Drawings.  Must be registered to win. Must be present to win: Campsite decorating contest, Camp Cooking Contest, and special prize drawings. We'll award nights of free camping for the top three decorated sites to be used in 2019.  *Holiday Weekends, Autumn Camping Weekends, cabins and AA sites are excluded.            

Camp Cooking contest winners receive a cash prize and certificate.                            

Those who registered for events may win a Big Daddy GRABER GRILL Tripod with LODGE 15” Skillet and LODGE 12 quart Dutch oven, or CAMP CHEF Denali Pro 3 Burner Propane Stove, or 15 gallon BAYOU CLASSIC Kettle with Ladle, Paddle and Lid. Look for additional camping items to be given away during this weekend drawing.
Location Information:
Mississinewa Lake  (View Map)
4673 S. 625 E.
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: (765) 473-6528
Contact Information:
Name: Upper Wabash Interpretive Services
Phone: 260-468-2127
State calendar entry type:
State calendar entry category:
Seasonal Events
State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name:
  • Natural Resources, Department of

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