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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Family Overnight Camping 101 is Sept. 25 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

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Bring the kids and learn about camping during an overnight tenting program being offered at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center near Olathe.  

Family Overnight Camping 101 is the name of this program, which is for ages four and older. This program will begin with tent set-up on your own, followed by boating and fishing at 4 pm, and dinner of hot dogs you can roast around the fire at 6 p.m.  Programmed activities will end at 9 p.m. Friday night, followed by a group breakfast available at 7 a.m., and the outing ending at 8 a.m. If you don’t have a tent, but want to participate, you can rent one from us. This is a great way to try camping without purchasing all the equipment. Due to time of year, please be prepared for cooler evening temperatures.

To find this program online at, browse first under fun for all and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “camping.”

TimberRidge Adventure Center is located at 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, and is a 200-plus acre facility adjacent to Kill Creek Park, which JCPRD also owns and operates. TimberRidge, which was dedicated in 2002, is accessible via an entrance which is separate from and south of the main entrance to Kill Creek Park. With the exception of an annual public open house in April, the facility is accessible only by reservation or as part of programming.

Family Overnight Camping 101 will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and end the next day. The cost for one 17-hour event is $30 per person for Johnson County residents or $33 per person for nonresidents. For more information, call (913) 856-8849. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 38259. 

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches and JCPRD facilities. 

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