Spend a Night in the Great Outdoors at Adkins Arboretum’s Spring Family Campout

Enjoy a spring night under the stars when Adkins Arboretum hosts its spring family campout on Sat., April 28.

Relax to the strains of a wetland serenade, take a flashlight hike in the forest, and roast s’mores over a bonfire. Delmarva Stargazers will be on hand with high-power telescopes to uncover the mysteries of the night sky, and trained ornithologist Andy Sprenger will lead campers on a morning bird walk.

Campers are asked to bring tents and desired camping gear, a main course for themselves, and a side dish to share. The Arboretum will provide beverages, s’mores, paper goods, and breakfast. The campout begins at 6 p.m. and lasts through mid-morning on Sun., April 29.

The campout is $15 per person or $60 per family for members, $18 per person or $75 per family for the general public. Register online at www.adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

In photo: Ornithologist Andy Sprenger of Centreville leads a birding walk at Adkins Arboretum’s 2011 family campout. Sprenger will lead campers in search of birds at the 2012 campout, April 28 and 29.