DEARBORN, Michigan — Camp Dearborn, the Dearborn-owned, family-oriented recreational facility in Milford, is gearing up for another Halloween Campers’ Weekend October 14 – 16. (In case you missed the fabulous weekend event October 7 – 9. )
Introduced at the Camp in 2007, Halloween Weekends have become very popular. Each year, hundreds of families move into the campground to take part in the fun of decorating their campsites and enjoying the autumn activities.
Each weekend begins with a magic show at 8 p.m. Friday. Jeff Wawrzaszek, a popular family entertainer, will amuse the entire family with his magic show in the activitiy tent.
After the show, families can jump on a haywagon for a ride around the Camp before returning to their campsites.
One pumpkin is given to each family at check-in Friday to carve at their campsite and join in Saturday’s first activity, the pumpkin carving contest.
Saturday’s fun continues with a mummy wrap, games, costume parade and contest, and more hayrides.
All activities lead to the highlight of every Halloween celebration: trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treaters of all ages run safely from campsite to campsite begging for candy from 6:30 until 8 p.m. All traffic is stopped during this period to ensure the safety of the children.
Reservations for the Halloween Weekends can be made at either of the Camp Dearborn Offices: 313- 943-2350 or 248-684-6000. Camp Dearborn has 118 tents and 30 rustic cabins for rent, and 191 campsites for visitors who bring their own RV, tent or pop-up.
Halloween campers are reminded to bring plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters. More information on Camp Dearborn, and a schedule of Halloween events, can be found on the camp’s website at www.campdearborn.com.