Great American Campout at Temple Ambler

Join us under the stars for a night of camping, tours, s’mores and more!

Temple Ambler EarthFest and Ambler Arboretum Present:

The Great American Campout

2 P.M. Saturday, July 21 To 10 A.M. Sunday, July 22
Ambler Arboretum Of Temple University
580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler PA 19002

The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. The benefits from outdoor play for mind, body and spirit are well-documented and help to create a lasting connection to nature and wildlife that help promote happiness and good health.

Temple University Ambler is excited to host a campout for new and experienced campers. Spend the night tent camping, go on nature walks, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire. We look forward to helping people connect with nature and exposing them to the wonder of Temple University Ambler and The Ambler Arboretum.

The Great American Campout at Temple University Ambler will begin on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. and conclude Sunday, July 22, by 10 a.m.


Discount Codes available for Ambler Arboretum Members and event volunteers. Contact for more information. 

Temple University Ambler will also hold BioBlitz 2018, a 24-hour event promoting biodiversity and citizen science on July 21 and 22. Participants attending the Great American Campout are invited to participate in BioBlitz. Learn more about or register for BioBlitz here.

What’s included in the Great American Campout?

Tent site: 15’ x 15’ (bring your own tent)

BBQ Picnic Dinner (hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips and water)

Outdoor Pool swim hours available on Saturday

A variety of guided walks including Bird Walk and Garden Tour

Learn about insects with the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

Lightning Bug evening walk

Campfire and s’mores


Don’t to want to camp out? Join us on Saturday, July 21 for the barbeque and join in the evening activities! Discounted rates available. Register by calling 267-468-8500.

If you are interest in attending the event but don’t have a tent, please contact us at Please note: Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a adult. 

The campout will be held rain or shine. Pets, alcohol and smoking are prohibited. Space is limited so register early!