Community Family Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center

Free community campout for families at the Outdoor Activity Center. Dinner and breakfast are provided, along with an array of fun and educational outdoor activities. Camping equipment can be borrowed.

The National Wildlife Federation, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, and REI want to invite Cascade families to come to their campout on June 23, 2012.  This community campout is a part of NWF's nation-wide Great American Backyard Campout.  We have planned a fun introduction for families to camping and other outdoor activities.  The event is free of charge and will include dinner and breakfast.

We have many fun activities planned for campers, including scavenger hunts, storytelling for children, fun and educational hikes, face painting, geo-caching, camping cooking demonstrations, and many others.


To register for the Campout at the OAC:

1) Go to www.backyardcampout.org

2) Select Sign Me Up on the right-hand side of the page

3) Select Join Existing Team

4) Search for the REI - OAC team

5) Select Join

6) Choose whether you are registering an Adult or Junior Camper and select Next Step

7) Choose whether you are a New or Returning User and select Next Step

8)  If you are new, fill in your contact information

*You must register each member of your party

 After you have registered, you will have the opportunity to register to borrow camping gear from REI.  We have a limited supply of gear, however, and those who need it should register as soon as possible.


The Campout begins at 3:00 PM on June 23 and ends at 9:00 AM on June 24.  It will be held at the OAC, which is located at 1442 Richland Road, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Any questions may be directed to pintol@nwf.org.

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M Jackson June 19, 2012 at 02:52 PM
This is a very difficult site to navigate! I finally got registered but there wasn't any info on where to borrow the equipment. I thought maybe I should just show up and they'd have it but that didn't make sense. How would REI know what to bring? So I called the REI store and found all the equipment has already been reserved. If you don't have equipment they'll gladly rent it to you at this point. I think they said they had 75 available to borrow and they are all gone.
Louisa Pinto June 20, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Hello, I am sorry the site is difficult to navigate. We are working on it to make it easier for next year. It is true that the REI equipment has run out, but here at WAWA and NWF we have some more to lend out. We are out of sleeping bags, but we have tents people can borrow. If you need to borrow a tent, please email pintol@nwf.org with the number of people in your party.


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