Great Outdoors Day celebration and Governor’s Campout coming up
A Great Outdoors Day celebration and the Governor’s Campout are set for Saturday, June 18 at El Dorado State Park, Walnut River Amphitheater Area. Governor Brownback is not scheduled to attend either event.
Great Outdoors Day is free and open to the public and will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See schedule below. There will be free activities and displays, including archery shooting, rescue boat demonstrations, the popular freshwater fish traveling aquarium, a demonstration by the Kansas Game Wardens K-9 unit and more.
The Governor’s Campout requires pre-registration and begins at 4:30 p.m. More activities are planned for the campers, including a live animal presentation, supper, a bison display, campfire lighting and camp stories and songs. Lights out is at 10:00 p.m. The campout concludes Sunday morning, June 19, after a hearty breakfast and closing ceremony with door prizes.
Interested families can pre-register for the campout by contacting Kati Westerhaus at 620-672-0740 or by email at [email protected]. See schedule below.
Sponsoring participants include Coleman Factory Outlet, Kansas Golf and Turf, Sutherlands, Bicycle X-change, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Boys and Girl Scouts, Shady Creek Sales, John K. Fisher, Cabela’s, Butler County Extension Office and 4-H, the National Wild Turkey Federations, Butler County Rescue and EMS and Kansas Wildscape.
Saturday June 18th
Great Outdoors Day:
10:00 – 5:00 Free Activities & Displays
Boat displays Camper displays
Sutherlands; outdoor gear Water Safety US Army Corps
Cabela’s Air Gun shooting
Petting Zoo Four Points Ranch Catch a Crawdad KDWPT
Butler CO Rescue Boat demonstrations Tree ID Ks Forest Service
Archery Shooting Horse Rides
K9 demo KDWPT Fishing Clinic
Butler Co DARE Fly a kite
Kayak paddling KDWPT Traveling Aquarium
Kansas Wildlifer Challenge LifeTeam Helicopter (at 11:00 am)
Skins and Skulls Wildlife ID Touch a Boat KDWPT boat
Bat Education Catch a Bug
Governor’s Campout: (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
4:30-5:30 Camper Check-in, Yard Games, Build a First Aid Kit, Pictures with Smokey
5:30 Campers’ Welcome Ceremony
6:00 Supper, and National Park Bison display
7:15 Live Animal Presentation
8:00 Campfire lighting
8:30 Cowboy Campfire Stories and Songs
9:30 Star Gazing (weather permitting)
10:00 Lights Out
Sunday June 19th
7:00 Wake up
8:30 Campsite Pack-up
9:00 Closing Ceremony- certificates, door prizes, etc.