Backyard Campout

The Summer Backyard Campout takes place at Swift-Cantrell Park and features camping under the night sky as well as backyard games, dinner, s’mores, breakfast, campfire entertainment, stargazing, a movie, and more.

$30 per campsite and includes a hot dog dinner and biscuit breakfast.  Advanced registration is required.  Only tent camping is allowed – no open air sleeping.  Participants will need to bring their own tent. Only one tent is allowed per campsite.


  • Check In: Friday, May 17, 2024 between 5 pm and 6 pm
  • Check Out: Saturday, May 18, 2024 between 8 am and 9 am


  • Friday, May 17, 2024
    • 5 pm – Camper Check-In Begins
    • 6 pm – Camper Check-In Ends
    • 6 pm – Dinner
    • 7 pm – Activities Begin
    • 8:30 pm – Outdoor Movie – Shrek (PG)
    • 10:30 pm – Campfires Extinguished
    • 11 pm – Lights Out
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
    • 7 am – Breakfast
    • 8 am – 9 am – Camper Check Out

What to bring:

  • Tent with rainfly
  • Ground cloth or tarp
  • Sleeping bags (or sheets and blankets) and pillows
  • Camping pad, air mattress or extra blankets to sleep on
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Pajamas, sweats or other sleepwear
  • Personal items (toiletries, prescription medications, etc.)
  • Beverages (drinking water will be available)
  • Flashlight or lantern
  • Bug spray
  • Small trash bag
  • Card games or books (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Individual fires and open flames are not allowed at campsites. There will be several community campfires for group gathering.

Swift-Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Parking will be available on-site. Vehicles cannot be used to drop-off equipment at the campground. Equipment will need to be carried or rolled to the campground from the parking lot.

For more information, please call (770) 422-9714.

Backyard Campout is hosted by Kennesaw Parks & Recreation in support of the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to encourage children and families to experience the outdoors and connect with nature.



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