The Farms: Camping With Your Kids

Experience Level: Beginner, Moderate, Advanced

Please register for one spot ($25 total cost) for this class. Email Olivia at to let her know how many family members will be attending.

Ever wanted to go camping with your kids, but unsure of where to start? Join Derek Peterson as he gives tips and tricks on how to camp with your kids. This two-day gathering style session will provide the basics you need for your next family camping trip.

A Zoom-based online session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 will focus on supplies that are needed, camping expectations, what is needed prior to heading out, and potential pitfalls.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, join Peterson as he leads you on an afternoon hike around the south side of Allerton and shares stories and experiences during the walk. Then camp out by the Music Barn and cook meals together over a fire. On Sunday morning, share a big breakfast over the fire with fellow campers before heading home.

$25/family total for both sessions. Register here by Sept. 12. Registration fees include all materials. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Derek Peterson is the Executive Director of Allerton Park and Retreat Center. He calls himself an ‘outdoor guy,’ but admits he is “not great at camping with my kids…but I want to learn more about it with others!”

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall class schedule here.


Sep 13 2023


6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 13 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

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