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Maine Backyard Campout

July 12 - 14, 2024


The Maine Recreation and Park Association along with parks and recreation departments throughout the State are participating in the 5th Annual Maine Backyard Campout.  Join Yarmouth Community Services and many other Yarmouth residents who are camping out in their backyard this weekend to kick off a fun start to Summer!


This event is held in conjunction with National Parks and Recreation Month each July.


So pitch a tent or a tarp outdoors or create an indoor camping area and let the fun begin.



Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Camping

Backyard Camping Checklist

25 Backyard Camping Ideas That'll Make You Feel Like You're in the Great Outdoors

35 Easy Camping Recipes for Your Trip to the Great Outdoors

The Ultimate Guide for Backyard Camping with your Kids

How to Plan a Memorable Backyard Camping Trip

10 Backyard Camping Ideas

Smokey Bear's Campfire Safety

A No Fire Campfire

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Play Games (Glow Stick Ring Toss, Flashlight Tag, Cornhole, Lawn Games, Ghost in the Graveyard, Backyard Treasure (hunt looking for smore ingredients)

Decorate Your Campsite/Tent

Make A Sign with Your Campsite Name

Cook Your Meals Outside

Dig out those glow sticks, sparklers, flash lights and lanterns.

Storytelling Around the Camp Fire

Have a sing-a-long

More Than Smores - other campfire desserts

Watch a Camp Themed Movie Outdoors


Arts & Crafts


Happy Camping! Be safe and have fun!

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