Monday, April 19, 2010

media release- Camp Bayou

Night Hike
Join us on Friday, April 30 from 8-9:30pm for a Night Hike which includes an activity that is a representation of the solar system followed by stargazing and s'mores. The hike will show how effective our night vision is so no flashlights allowed without red filters. Around the campfire, we will talk about the constellations and some of the ancient stories that are associated with them. This is an introduction to our solar system, part of the Solar System Ambassador program recently promoted at Camp Bayou. For more on the program, visit .
Night hike donation requested is $5 per person. Please RSVP to or call 813-363-5438.
Camp Bayou is nether a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at or call 813-641-8545.
Photo: previous night hike ends around the campfire

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