Great American Campout presented by Core Equipment

Online Registration is now closed.  You can still registered at the gate on June 3rd!

June 03, 2023

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 "Freaky Friday".   Unfortunately, this year boat rental will not be available as the Marina is currently under construction.   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.

  • Shawnee Mission Park Beach
    • Admission to SMP Beach is FREE on Saturday, as the campout coincides with JCPRD's "A Day at the Park" event.  
    • Sunday you will receive a 50% discount on beach admission with your campout wristband. 
  • Theater in the Park - Freaky Friday
    • 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.
    • Freaky Friday runs approximately
      2.5 hours with a 15 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 3rd

  • 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 4th

  • 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.  Bagels, juice, and milk will be provided Sunday morning.