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Spring Campout at Cape Henlopen State Park, DE on Sat May 4 to Sun May 5th.

We have reservations at Cape Henlopen State Park, DE (15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958). Families can also choose to come for the day on Saturday and leave after the campfire or any time before then. We have the same site reserved for Friday night. so you are welcome to camp 1 or 2 nights but please inform me directly.
More info about the trip is below.
General Schedule:
Saturday, May 4
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Arrival and meeting at the Seaside Nature Center. But, arrive any time if you have conflicting activities.
  • 10-30-12-30p.m.: Hike on the marked trails. possibility of using bike and visit the WWII Artillery Fire Observation Tower
  • 12.30-2.00 p.m. Lunch (BYO) and set up your tents on camp (see attached map)|2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Families explore the park and meet for Den activities.|Other activities in the afternoon may be planned. Stay tuned
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner, The AOLs will be cooking for us, so expect something great!|Please bring your own water supply.
  • 7:00 p.m. Campfire & S’mores supplied by Pack

Each Den will lead a (1) cheer and/or a (1) campfire song, so please let your Den Leader know if you have an idea or want to help lead something (we love volunteers!).|Sunday, May 5|Breakfast and Break Camp|Homemade breads, pastries, etc. |Bagels, Fruit|Coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice|Stay at the beach if you like!|Rules:|We will bring firewood.|Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at any Scouting activity.|Have fun and be adventurous.|All Scouts must be accompanied by an adult.|Supplies to bring:|Drinking water for your family (and water bottles)|Saturday lunch (if needed)|Snacks|Camping equipment for your family:|Tent and groundcloth with stakes|Sleeping gear – sleeping bags and foam or inflatable pads, pillow(s)|Hiking shoes/boots|Change of clothes|Flashlight(s) or headlamp +/- lantern for in the tent|Small bag for day hike|Small first aid kit|Toiletries (I believe there is a bathroom with flush toilets, but no electricity) |Bug spray and sunscreen|Weather appropriate clothes including extra if it is chilly at night|Ball, frisbee or other for activity to enjoy outside|Chairs for sitting around the fire|Good attitude [url=][/url] |Please RSVP. Details to follow.|Campground Details: Situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay sits Cape Henlopen State Park and its 6+ miles of coastline. The Point of Cape Henlopen, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, shaped the history of this landscape. For millenia, native people lived off the lands abundant and rich resources and in the late 1600s, William Penn granted the land and allowed citizens to harvest many of the same resources. The areas strategic position led to the construction of Fort Miles during World war II with its iconic fire control towers along the Atlantic coast and, which served as a federal defensive site, training area and testing location both during and after the war. A diverse collection of habitats makes up the coastal ecosystem of Cape Henlopen State Park. Barrier dune, coastal beaches, and maritime forest are home to many species of plants and animals. Visitors can visit the Seaside Nature Center to participate in an interpretive program or learn about the parks native plants and animals.

Note that the Park charge a $10 entrance fee per vehicle but you can enter for free as we have a reservation!
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