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2019 LEGACY CAMPOUT


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ever wanted to go camping some place other than the back yard but not too far from home? This September, Greening Youth Foundation and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park will be hosting the annual Legacy Campout Experience! Here’s everything you need to know…

Experience the joys of camping in the great outdoors right here in the city! Participating middle school students (ages 11 to 15) from invited organizations will enjoy a safe camping experience and share campfire fun!

75 middle school students will join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participate in a camping experience at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historical Park. Everyone will learn fun facts about the National Park Service, connect with Dr. King’s legacy and enjoy the great outdoors. Registration is not confirmed until you have received the confirmation email.

Whether students want to brush-up on their camping skills or experience outdoor fun for the first time, this is their chance! Students will enjoy the greenspace and historic cityscape while they:

  • receive a lesson on pitching tents and building shelters for comfortable camping
  • participate in interactive art and expression activities
  • enjoy food
  • play games
  • enjoy a campfire program and s’mores

The campout will include dinner, snacks, breakfast and all activity supplies. A host of Greening Youth Foundation staff and volunteers will be on hand at the event to guide campers through their Legacy Campout Experience. National Park Service security will also be present.

A host of Greening Youth Foundation staff and volunteers will be on hand at the event to guide campers through their Legacy Campout Experience. National Park Service security will also be present

CAMP WITH US

VOLUNTEER WITH US

WHEN?

Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m. – Saturday, September 28 at noon

WHERE?

The campout will take place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park located at 423 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312.

COST?

FREE Have a blast and give back!

CAMPOUT CHECKLIST

Although all equipment for the campout will be provided to the campers, there are a couple things we recommend they bring.

Clothing

Pack clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. We will not be doing any intentionally messy activities but there is potential for some activities to cause a bit of messiness. Also, please keep in mind that the evenings are cooler now. We recommend warm clothing (sweat pants, sweaters, etc.) for Friday night.

Blanket or Sleeping Bag (optional)

Clean, campout ready sleeping bags and tents will be provided. Students who want to bring a blanket for a little extra cushion or those who prefer to use their own sleeping bag may do so.

Yoga mat or beach towel

Get ready for some mind/body rejuvenation. Please bring a towel or mat for yoga.

Liability Waiver, NPS Volunteer and NPS Media Release forms

Speed up the registration process by bringing these completed

LEGACY CAMPOUT

LIABILITY WAIVER

NPS

MEDIA RELEASE FORM

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please contact either of the following coordinators:

Tina Fynn – Greening Youth Foundation

Phone: 770-605-8002

Email: tina@gyfoundation.org

Rebecca Karcher – National Park Service

Phone: 404-787-3377

Email: rebecca_karcher@nps.gov

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GYF employs a professional staff of historians, sociologists, psychologists, educators, marine biologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and wilderness experts. GYF’s team is highly specialized and focuses on land acquisition, design and development, greenway and green space project management, community mobilization and outreach. We are dedicated to the preservation of nature’s finite and historical resources. Collectively we have more than 400 years of experience facilitating youth programs that emphasize personal growth through hands-on experience and challenges.