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2017 Community Camp Out to again fill Rusch Park with tents

Community Camp Out
Tents dot the grassy fields of Rusch Park during the 2014 Community Camp Out event. // CH Sentinel

Called “one of the best family events” in the city each year by organizers, Citrus Heights’ annual Community Camp Out is scheduled to once again take over Rusch Park with an activity-filled overnight event this July 22 and 23.

According to organizer Forrest Allen, with the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights, campers can again expect swimming, crafts, games, face-painting, balloons and entertainment — along with a dinner barbecue and Sunday morning breakfast. He said an annual favorite, water balloon tossing, is also on schedule this year.

Citrus Heights police will also be at the event, and city council members have traditionally shown up to serve one of the meals provided to attendees. Telescopes on site will allow for star viewing opportunities at night.

Registration is $8 for adults and $6 for kids from age 2 to 17. Those wishing to register can do so by calling (916) 725-1581 or by visiting Walk-up registration will also be accepted from 2-5 p.m. on July 22.

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The annual camp out began in 2001 and typically draws about 200 campers each year. It is sponsored by the Sunrise Recreation and Park District, in collaboration with REACH and the City of Citrus Heights.

If you plan to go:
2017 Community Campout
Rusch Park
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights

Ticket link: click here

Event Facebook page: click here



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