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FAMILY CAMPOUT is a delightful annual family event that the Foundation began in 2017 as one of many events supported by the Redwood City Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee to celebrate the City of Redwood City's 150th Anniversary! The Foundation took over the fields at Red Morton Park and created a campsite experience with a no-tech theme. Campers pitched tents, enjoyed a BBQ dinner, games, historic storytelling, a campfire with a sing-a-long, s’mores and much more! The next morning campers enjoyed a morning stretch and a pancake breakfast before packing up and heading home. The tradition continues! Family Campout is now one of the Foundation's Signature Events attended by 200+ grandparents, parents and children. It's a great event for all ages, but an especially low bar for first-time campers. (We cook the meals, and you're only a short drive from home!)

Children under age 2 attend for free.  Volunteers camp for free. (See the volunteer registration link above.) 

2024 Family Campout Event Schedule, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Below is the 2023 schedule:
5:00pm-6:30pm: Campers check in and set up their camp site (The camp site has 3 zones: a 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm zone. Camp in the zone that best aligns with your family's quiet time/bedtime.)
5:00pm-7:30pm: Campers engage in independent activities - horseshoes, cornhole games, lantern craft, rock painting, story time, explore one of the City of Redwood City fire trucks (if not on a service call). 
6:15pm and 6:45pm: Two dinner shifts. City of Redwood City firefighters will grill burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. The Golden Time ice cream truck will provide the after-dinner dessert. 

7:45pm-8:45pm: We build a bonfire, provide s'mores, and a campfire sign-a-long experience with banjo player and singer Pam Evans from the City of Redwood City Library.
9:00pm: Get out the flashlights as field lights are turned off
9:00pm-10:00pm: Stargazing 
6:30am-7:30am: Coffee and juice 
7:30am-8:30am:  Breakfast 
8:30am-9:30am: Breakdown campsite, pack up, and head home

Questions? Send us an email at or call 650-780-7250

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