Family Camping in Fort Zumwalt Park Is Perfect for Novice Campers

Setting up tent for camping

Enjoy camping with your family close to home – sign up for Family Camping Night in scenic Fort Zumwalt Park.

The overnight campout is perfect for novice campers of all ages. Campers will learn how to set up their tent and other handy outdoor skills. The event includes a hotdog cookout, a storyteller, singing around the campfire, and making s’mores. Families must bring a tent and sleeping bags, and a potluck dish to share. O’Fallon Parks and Recreation staff will cook the main meal on Saturday night and serve breakfast on Sunday morning.

Setting up tent for camping

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5, and end at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. The cost is $40 per resident family for up to five people, and $45 for a non-resident family. Additional family members can join in at $5 each.

Choose one of three ways to register for the Family Camping Night:

  • Visit the O’Fallon Parks and Rec webpage, and select “Programs,” and then “Special Events,” course 41609
  • Call 636-474-2732 or 636-379-5606
  • Register in person at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366), or the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368).

For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Tyler Landreth at 636-474-8105. Volunteers are needed to help with the program. To volunteer, contact O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Department at 636-379-5417 or For more information, visit