All 37 Virginia State Parks will participate in the Great American Campout the weekend of June 23.

Parks will offer activities that day to teach basic skills related to camping, including programs about campfire cooking, fire starting, camping basics, gear suggestions and the camaraderie of a campfire.

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Eight parks will provide special, overnight camping programs offering experiences, help and guidance. All campouts begin Saturday except at High Bridge, where the campout starts Friday evening.

Caledon State Park in King George will have its traditional Great American Campout with the twist of a citizen science 24-hour BioBlitz. A $15 per family fee includes dinner by the fire and a continental breakfast.

Experience camping in the picnic area at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson. Some gear is available for this free overnight event.

High Bridge Trail State Park near Farmville offers the unique experience of camping on High Bridge. The $40 fee covers camping, parking and activities.

Hungry Mother State Park in Marion will hold its campout at the Camp Burson group…

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