Great American Campout 2023

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Great American Campout 2023

Join us for the 13th Annual Great American Campout. Come get camping 101 tips and enjoy a drumming circle, bonfire, and storytelling.

By West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

When and where

Date and time

June 24 · 12pm - June 25 · 8am EDT


Outdoor Activity Center 1442 Richland Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 20 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for the 9th Annual Great American Campout. Come out and enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and a night of family camping under the stars. This event is especially geared for first-time campers. You will learn how to set up tents, roast marshmallows, make s’mores, take a night hike and nocturnal insect experience, and witness top-notch entertainment including African storytelling and a vibrant drum circle. We have many activities planned. Campers will enjoy fun and educational hikes, and many other activities! This event is appropriate for new and inexperienced campers. Check-in starts at 2pm and will close at 4pm. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate late arrivals.



12P Arrival/Checkin Starts

2P Tent Set Up

3P Youth Activity

4P Checkin Ends

5P Dinner

6P Night Hike

7P Drum Circle/ Bonfire/ S'mores

10P Lights Out


7A Continental Breakfast & Pack Up

10A Conclusion

After 12 successful years, we are extremely excited to return to the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC), a part of the Atlanta Children's Forest Network, for another campout. The OAC is a 26-acre urban nature preserve located just a few miles from downtown in the Richland Hills community of Southwest Atlanta.

All adults must be accompanied by at least 1 child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please list the ages of children participating on the form.  

Note: Meal tickets are included in the cost (dinner and continental breakfast).


We have a limited number of loaner tents available for families. Be sure to indicate this on the form. If you have your own tent, please bring it so that those who do not have a tent can participate.

Forms:  Please complete our virtual liability waiver form prior to arriving to campout to help speed up check in!

Additional Notes:  Please bring a refillable water bottle. No open fires, alcohol, fireworks, smoking or pets.

Your contributions allow us to continue to provide free and low cost programs to children in the Atlanta area from under-served communities. We truly value your contributions. 

 If you have any questions please contact West Atlanta Watershed Alliance at or 404-752-5385.

About the organizer

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) is a community-based, non-profit organization that is dedicated to growing a cleaner, greener, healthier, and more sustainable West Atlanta. WAWA represents low wealth and communities of color: those heavily inundated with environmental stressors, but often least represented at environmental decision-making tables. WAWA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the West Atlanta Watershed by protecting, preserving and restoring our communities’ natural resources.  As stewards of our community, we work to achieve optimal community health through establishing a sustainable environment that allows all residents to live in harmony and balance with the built and natural environments.