Trap Pond State Park to host Great American Backyard Campout

Thousands of families across the nation and in Delaware will unplug and get outside on June 28 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. People will participate in the national event by vowing to sleep under the stars, whether they camp in parks, on public lands or even in their own back yards.

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will partner with the National Wildlife Federation to host a family campout at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Participating families can enjoy a weekend full of program options, such as pontoon boat tours of Trap Pond, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, disc golf and more.

Families will camp at Cypress Point, Trap Pond’s primitive camping site. Campers are being asked to bring their own food for campfire cooking. However, s’mores will be provided for all campers. Parking and bathrooms will be provided onsite. Pre-registration is required and must be done by June 21. More information can be found online at

Celebrating its 10th year, the Great American Backyard Campout is a part of the National Wildlife Federation’s “10 Million Kids Outdoors Campaign.” The three-year initiative seeks a future in which all children spend time outside each day, creating a generation of happier and healthier children with more awareness and connection to the natural world.

More information on the NWF and the pledge to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout is available at More information about programs and events held at Trap Pond State Park can be found at