The Great Swarthmore Camp Out

Come join your friends and neighbors under the stars for the Great Swarthmore Campout!  Bring a tent and sleep on the Swarthmore College lawn.  Enjoy a barbecue (please bring a side to share), live music, and lots of games you and your kids will love. We’ll have a fire pit (BYO s’more gear) and flashlight tag (bring a flashlight!).

WHO: Families and folks of all ages

**This is NOT a drop off event, parents must accompany all children**

WHEN:  4:00PM Saturday, June 11, 2022 – 10:00AM Sunday, June 12, 2022, (rain date: June 18-19)

WHEREMertz Lawn – Benjamin West Parking Lot on Chester Rd./Rte 320

REGISTRATION FEE:  TBD (we’re hoping to include the price of the BBQ this year)

EQUIPMENT: Bring your own tent and camping gear (chairs, toiletries, bug spray, sunscreen, earplugs if that’s your thing), snacks (including s’mores equipment) and water for your crew, and a dish to share.  We highly recommend a tarp or footprint in case the grass is damp.  We do have access to a bathroom. 

COVID PROTOCOLS: To be announced a little closer to the date.  Our hosts may have additional requirements.

  • No pets
  • No personal/small grills or fire-pits allowed
  • No lawn games that will tear up the grass
  • No smoking
  • No glass bottles

updated January 13, 2022