Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at our 2017 Spring Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.
Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a campsite and set up for the evening. Setup begins 2:00–6:00 p.m. Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store.
Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, an All-American dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-a-long, and a 15-minute moonlit walk through the Wilderness Garden with glow sticks.
Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a sunrise garden walk and family yoga session.
All camping equipment and other personal belongings must be removed by 10 a.m. Sunday.
Suggested items to bring include:
Tent, ground cover, sleeping bag, air mattress (with air pump), pillow, blanket, change of clothes, walking shoes, flashlight, tent lantern, insect repellent, first aid kit, camping chair, small wagon for supplies, binoculars, stargazing guide, camera, yoga mats.
Campers can bring food and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as coolers, ice chests, picnic baskets, and plastic storage containers. Beverages not purchased onsite must be in factory-sealed, non-glass containers. Cooking onsite is prohibited.
Restroom facilities have sinks and toilets. Campers must bring their own soap and toiletries. There will also be Porta-Potties on the South Lawn for use.
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