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Overnight "Family Campouts" coming to Miami-Dade Parks

MIAMI (January 19, 2017)

New to the idea of an ‘overnight family camping trip’ and not sure where to start or where to go? The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department wants to help families reconnect with nature and discover the fun and adventure of camping under the stars, with its new Miami EcoAdventures program – “Family Campouts.”

Family Campouts kick-off at these designated Miami EcoAdventures Nature Centers, during these dates/times:

  • Castellow Hammock Park
    22301 SW 162 Ave., Miami
     Dates: Feb. 11-12; March 11-12/
    Time: 3 p.m., Saturday to 9 a.m., Sunday
  • A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park
    3401 SW 72 Ave, Miami
     Dates: Feb. 25-26; March 18-19/
    Time: 3 p.m., Saturday to 9 a.m., Sunday

No experience necessary, just bring your own tent, sleeping bag and food to cook over a campfire. Expert naturalists will assist you every step of the way, as you take part in an owl-walk along forest trails and learn basic camping techniques/outdoor skills, including everything from “how to pitch a tent and set up a campsite” to “how to toast marshmallows around a campfire and make yummy s’mores.”

The cost to participate in one of our Family Campouts is $15-per person or $40-for a family of four ($10-each additional child). Register by calling 305-666-5885.

For more information on Miami EcoAdventures, visit

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.