Great American Campout presented by Core Equipment

June 18, 2022

The Great American Family Campout Logo

Great American Campout 

   Step away from the stresses of daily life and camp with us under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park.  Fee includes campsite, evening smores, bagel, juice and / or coffee the following morning.  One low price allows you to camp with your entire family, hassle free! Campers will need to bring their own camping gear and all other food and beverages (kid friendly, please).  Join us for some family fun!   Participants will receive 50% off their admission to the beach and Theatre in the Park's Production of Disney's "Descendants". For those wishing to rent a boat at the marina you may make reservations 7 days in advance.  We are excited this year to have Core Equipment joining us once again as a presenting sponsor.  Please be sure to stop by their tent for some camping goodies.

SMP Beach Hours

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • With your camping wristband, you will receive 50% off beach admission.

SMP Marina - Boat Rental Times 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • With your camping wristband, you will receive 50% off theatre admission.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door.
  • Performance begins at 8:30pm. 
  • Gates to the seating area open at 7:30pm.
  • Disney's The Descendants runs approximately
    110 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

Campout Cost & Registration

Number/Age of Those CampingFee
Family of 4$30
Children 3 and UnderFree

Proceeds benefit JCPRD Special Olympics/Special Populations programming.

boy with fish
Woman sitting with numerous empty lawn chairs around her
Tents set up to camp in the park
Man helping his kid fish
People on the shoreline fishing
Firepit at Family Fishing Night

Campout Schedule of Activities:

Saturday, June 18

  • 2-6 p.m.
    • Campsite set-up
    • Marina*/ Trail / Walking / Fishing
    • Swimming / Pedal Boating / Family Time
  • 10:45 p.m. - Campfire and S’mores at campsite
  • 11:30 p.m. - Quiet Time / Bed Time

Sunday, June 19

  • 7 a.m. - Bagels and Juice
  • 9:30 a.m. - Clean Up and Take Down
  • 10 a.m. - Event Ends*

What to Bring to the Campout:

Campers will need to bring their own camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.). Meals are not provided but community grills are located throughout the park. 

S’mores will be available after the show on Saturday, and bagels, juice and milk will be provided Sunday morning.