Night Out With Nature Event Provides First Camping Experience for Urban Denver Youth -- #GetInTents

DENVER--()--As part of June’s Great Outdoors Month, Get Outdoors Coalition Colorado, USDA Forest Service, and The Greenway Foundation have teamed up with The Coleman Company, Denver Parks and Recreation, and Albertsons to create an unforgettable night under the stars for 30 urban Denver kids.

On June 20th, 2015 at the newly remodeled Johnson Habitat Park, 30 kids (ages 6-13) from the nearby Sun Valley Neighborhood will be welcomed to their first camping experience at Night Out With Nature. This important event is designed to give urban children an introduction to camping, a connection to their neighborhood greenspace, and knowledge about healthy outdoor activities.

The kids will come away from their adventure having experienced a safe campfire experience, s’mores, music, stories, and songs, a night under the stars, a creature search and new camping equipment donated by The Coleman Company. They will have the introduction they need to continue with a lifetime of enjoying the outdoors and sharing that love with family and friends.

*Please note, camping in Denver Parks is not normally allowed. The Greenway Foundation has special permission to camp 5 non-consecutive nights each year.

Event Details:
June 20 4:00pm – June 21st 10:00am
Johnson Habitat Park
610 S Jason St, Denver, CO 80223



June 20

4:00-4:30pm Introductions/Set up
4:30-5:00pm Free Play in the park
5:00-6:00pm 'Structured Instruction'
6:00-7:00pm Make fire, cook dinner
7:00-8:30pm Dinner and S’mores/Kids’ present fireside stories/skits
8:30-9:30pm American Indian Stories and/or Songs Nigerian Story Teller, Musician/campfire songs

June 21

7:00am Cook breakfast
8:30-9:30am 'Critter Crawl'
9:30-10:00am Tear down
10:00-10:30am Goodbyes!

Event Partners: Get Outdoors Colorado Coalition, USDA Forest Service, The Greenway Foundation, The Coleman Company, Denver Parks and Recreation, Albertsons

Primary Sponsor: The Coleman Company

More about Great Outdoors Month:

To arrange on- or off-site interviews, quotes or request visual assets please contact:

Susan Alden Weingardt


Autumn Bjugstad


Jaimie Robinson

Partnership Liaison

Engagement Director

Marketing Coordinator

United States Forest Service

The Greenway Foundation

The Coleman Company





United States Forest Service
Susan Alden Weingardt
Partnership Liaison, 303-275-5401

Release Summary

Urban Denver youth are ready for their first ever camping experience (6.20). The USDA Forest Service and The Greenway Foundation have partnered to give these kids a lifetime love of the outdoors.


United States Forest Service
Susan Alden Weingardt
Partnership Liaison, 303-275-5401