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Urban Adventure - Millersylvania State Park

Kids will learn fire building and cooking over the fire, as well as a short hiking adventure. We will cook our own dinner over the campfire. Kids will earn their campfire cooking sticker and eat delicious advent some outdoor cuisine (not just your average hot dogs and marshmallows!)

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi

We will meet at the parking area for the group Campsite (just to the left past the entrance station) at 2:00 pm Sunday November 5. (Remember daylight saving time ends this day!). Discover Pass is required for parking. Depending on the weather we may meet at a different sheltered area, or head over to the campground (Additional details will be provided to participants prior to the event). We anticipate this event being finished between 6 & 7 (after dinner and dessert).


Each kid will get a chance to build a fire. This is their chance to gain experience with different fire starting materials and techniques. Parents will be supervising their children under the direction of the trip leaders.

After we get the fire started, we will go on a hiking adventure while the fire burns down into good cooking coals. Then we will explore fun campfire recipes as we prepare a delicious dinner and dessert to enjoy together.

We will have a sheltered area nearby if it is raining, so this event will take place rain or shine!

This is a family trip (all adults must be accompanied by a child, and all children must be accompanied by a mountaineer member adult)


Millersylvania State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Everyone should come prepared with warm clothes, raingear, and good hiking shoes or rubber boots. Long hair should be pulled back for fire-safety purposes.  If you have compasses and whistles please bring them, other hiking essentials are optional.

Please bring all the fire making supplies that you have to experiment with. If you have a wood supply please contact the leader. 

Each participant should bring a plate, bowl, and utensils. Please bring a can of your favorite vegetable or bean to contribute to the camp stew as well $2 to contribute to other food for our meal. Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. 


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