Come on down and camp out with us on the sandy wooded beaches of the Illinois River. Primitive only camping at its best right between the I & M Canal AND the Illinois river! Our kayaks/canoes will be right on the beach with us. No noisy RV's to listen to and better yet, a Porta Potty within steps from your tent! This is High End camping at its best.
Last year campers brought, baked brie, vegetarian chili, spice bread(made in a dutch oven), primal cookies and much more! I will be bringing chicken fajitas to make for dinner.
There will be FIREWORKS right down and across from our campground area. Make sure to buy battery operated lights and decorate your boat up. At 7:30 we will be paddling over to the state park area where we will have a venetian boat parade guided kayak tour and then raft up and watch the fireworks show!
Also if you dont have a tent, there are tents for rent.
This event is perfect for the first time camper! We bring grills, ice water(just bring a water bottle & powder drink mix), firewood and miscellaneous camp things so you don't have to. I will be makingStarbucks coffee in the morning and I will supply eggs, bacon, pancakes for breakfast.
**PLEASE NOTE**** THESE EVENTS SELL OUT AND THE NUMBERS LISTED ON THIS SITE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING SO Make sure you book online through the links below ASAP. There is limited availability for this event and the people that are booked through the links below have priority over who RSVP's here, so if you have booked your spot online through the links then you are confirmed for this event, if not you may lose your spot.
Please post what you will be bringing/making so that we don't have 20 pasta salads! :)
Sat Sept 27, 2014 2pm KayakMorris Campground Griggs Drive Morris, IL 60450 Less than 1 hour from Chicago
Never camped before? No problem! This is Perfect for the 1st time camper. This is Full Service/All Inclusive
Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains.
"Glamp" out with us on the fully wooded sandy beaches of the Illinois River. We start with a Potluck Dinner! Bring a dish to pass(see below). I will bring a huge tray of baked mostacioli. If you want meat for dinner please bring it to grill on one of our many coleman camp stoves that we will have available or our open fire pit grill. We will bring grills, water, plates, cups, silverware, napkins and miscellaneous camp things so you dont have to. We will also beshowing a MOVIE via a pico projector and a white sheet nailed to 2 trees. Past titles have included The Goonies, Disney Natures Earth, and NatGeo. If you dont have a tent, there aretents for rent(includes free setup/takedown), or maybe someone has one to share! We will have campfires on the beach to enjoy! This event is perfect for the first time camper! We will be making a Full Hot breakfast in the morning including Starbucks coffee,eggs, muffins, bacon, and pancakes! Sunday we have the 4th annual Earth Day Paddle at 11am
Make sure you book online through the links below. There is limited availability for this event and the people that are booked have priority over who RSVP's here, so if you have booked your spot online through the links then you are confirmed/paid for this event, if not you may lose your spot.
Please check in at the main office(16 foot neon green flag that says "KAYAK". Then drive on over to the campground and unload and setup your camp gear. Around 6pm we will have a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to pass. Last name start with A thru P bring a sidedish or appetizer. Last name starts with Q-Z bring a dessert. Please post what you will be bringing/making so that we don't have 20 pasta salads! :)
Please note that there are no refunds for this event. If you cant make it for whatever reason email firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours prior to event and a credit will be issued in the amount paid towards use of any product in the future up until Oct. 15, 2014.
Here is what is INCLUDED with the group campout:
FREE Group CAMPFIRE(we supply wood and start/keep fire burning!)
FREE HOT BREAKFAST(eggs,ham,pancakes, etc.) WITH STARBUCKS COFFEE
FREE MOVIE IN THE WOODS
FREE GUIDED KAYAK TOUR(incl. with combo kayak/campout)
FREE ICE WATER FOR BEVERAGES
FREE PLATES, CUPS, UTENSILS, NAPKINS,
FREE USE OF OUR COLEMAN PROPANE GRILLS, GRILL BASKETS, Etc.
KayakMorris Rental Office kayak bike canoe rentalskayak lessonskayak tourscamping(in adjacent private campground)-88.41980069875717,41.35545865868695 KayakMorris Campground Kayak Morris Private campground located adjacent to the State Park. Access to the campground is from within the state parkGriggs DriveMorris, IL 60450-88.41426998376846,41.356062655780605
Have questions about 3rd annual Corn Fest Fireworks Paddle/Venetian Kayak Tour Parade/Potluck/Beach Camp out?
When & Where
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PDT)