DEARBORN, Mich. — The Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department has added a third Halloween Weekend at Camp Dearborn, due to the popularity of the family-friendly event held the past five years.
This October the weekends of 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28 are reserved for the themed camping weekends.
Halloween Weekends offer families an opportunity to expand on the fun and excitement of Halloween by booking a tent, cabin or RV site for a weekend filled with activities in a safe environment. New this year are the popular resort cabins with full bathroom facilities.
Campers will receive one pumpkin at check-in Friday afternoon to carve and enter in a contest. Additional pumpkins will be available for purchase and campsites will be allowed multiple entries in the contest.
Campers are invited to take part in all scheduled activities at no additional cost. Campsite decorating is strongly encouraged to set the mood and will be judged for prizes.
The schedule below guarantees a weekend of family fun!
- 3 p.m. check-in
- 8 p.m. Magic Show by Tom Plunkard
- 9 – 10:30 p.m. Haunted House
- 11:30 a.m. Pumpkin Contest
- 1 – 3 p.m. Games
- 2:30 – 4 p.m. Hayrides
- 5 p.m. Costume Parade ending with a contest for best costumes (competition will be broken into age groups)
- 6:30 – 8 p.m. Trick – or – Treating (no driving during this period)
Campers are reminded to bring candy for trick-or-treaters and a few “icky” things that might be collected in the scavenger hunt.
Camp Dearborn has 118 tents, eight resort cabins and 30 rustic cabins for rent. There are 191 campsites available for visitors who bring their own RV, tent or pop-up. In-season rates apply, and reservations can be made for any or all of the three weekends. Gate fees for day visitors will reflect the special event charge of $10 per vehicle after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.
Reservations can be made at either of the Camp Dearborn Offices: 313- 943-2350 or
More information on Camp Dearborn can be found on the camp’s website at www.campdearborn.com.