Registration open for Lake Julian summer family campout and adult kickball league

Press release from Buncombe County:

Summer Family Campout:

Buncombe County Parks and Recreation’s annual Summer Family Campout will be taking place at Lake Julian Park (37 Lake Julian Road), and will be occurring from Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 2. Registration will be open through May 24. This event promises a weekend filled with camping fun, nature, and cherished memories as families come together to sleep under the stars.

In a world of modern conveniences, the Summer Family Campout offers a unique opportunity for families to connect to nature while enjoying an age-old pastime. Speaking from years of positive experiences with this event, Program Coordinator, Mac Stanley says, “This event provides an accessible and safe opportunity for all generations to connect with the natural world, and to connect with one another.”

Lake Julian Park, which typically does not allow overnight camping, will open its doors strictly for this event. This campout is designed for first-time campers and requires no prior camping experience. There will be planned outdoor activities, pontoon boat rides, the chance to gather around a traditional campfire to enjoy some s’mores, and more. Attendees are required to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and camping chairs. Dinner and breakfast will be provided for families. Participants are permitted to bring coolers with snacks, but alcohol is not allowed at this event.

Before You Go:

Registration for this event will only be open from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 24.

Check-in is from 12-1:30 p.m. on June 1. Vehicles will not be allowed into the park after 1:30 p.m.

Dinner and breakfast are included in the $40 per family registration fee. Registration can be found here.

Participants must bring their own tents, sleeping bags and camping chairs.

Campers should be packed up by 12 p.m. on Sunday.

To maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants, pets and alcohol are not permitted at this event.

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation Announces Summer Co-Ed Adult Kickball League:

Play like a kid again in Buncombe County Parks & Recreation’s first summer adult co-ed kickball league! The league will take place over the span of 4 weeks, culminating in a final game where all teams will have the chance to compete for the title. Games will take place on every Tuesday during the month of June from 6-8 p.m. at Charles D. Owen Park (875 Warren Wilson Road in Swannanoa). Each game will last 45 minutes, or 7 innings.

This kickball league prioritizes recreational enjoyment over competitiveness and emphasizes a social environment where participants can make new friends while having fun. Participants of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. “Kickball is a timeless sport that encourages friendly competition, laughter and exercise,” says Program Coordinator, Mac Stanley. “This is a wonderful way to spend time with friends at one of our many beautiful parks.”

Registration for the kickball league is open until May 24. There must be 4 teams total, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 players per team. The cost to participate is $150 per team. All team members must be over 18 years old. The opening game is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. on Field 1 at Charles D. Owen Park. Teams can register here.

For additional information on the Family Campout or Adult Kickball League, please email or call (828) 250-4269.

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