Great American Campout - CANCELLED

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been cancelled.

June 6, 2020

The Great American Family Campout Logo

Great American Campout Benefits

In addition to spending a night under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park, our lucky campers will receive passes for a pedal boat rental (subject to phased opening), and admission to the beach (also subject to the County’s phased opening). The Theatre In The Park has cancelled it’s performance of Cinderella, so we welcome you spend the evening enjoying the rest of beautiful Shawnee Mission Park with your family.  

See More Information and Camp Rules

Campout Cost & Registration

Number/Age of Those CampingFeeREGISTER HERE
Family of 4$30Family of 4
Children 3 and UnderFree3 and Under

Proceeds benefit JCPRD Special Olympics/Special Populations programming.


You may register online (above), by phone (913.831.3359), or in-person at 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam 66202. 

Packet Pick-Up

Packet information may be downloaded electronically by clicking on the links below. A limited number of hard copies will be available the day of the event upon check-in. Enter through the Theatre in the Park entrance located at 7710 Renner Road and follow the signs to the check-in area located in the grass field just southeast of the Theatre. Theatre gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Campout Informational Documents

Campout Schedule of Activities


  • 2-6 p.m.
    • Campsite set-up
    • Marina*/ Trail / Walking / Fishing
    • Swimming / Pedal Boating / Family Time
  • 6:45 p.m. - Early Admittance to Theatre
  • 8:30 p.m. - Theatre Production - “Cinderella”
  • 10:45 p.m. - Campfire and S’mores at campsite
  • 11:30 p.m. - Quiet Time / Bed Time

*Marina and beach passes are good for all day Sunday.


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

*Marina passes are good for the remainder of the day.

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.