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Temple Ambler EarthFest:
The Great American Campout

2 p.m., Saturday, October 21 to 10 a.m. Sunday, October 22
Bright Hall Lawn

Register Online

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

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 EarthFest, the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, the Temple Ambler Field Station, Recreation, Outdoor Education & Wellness at Temple Ambler, the Temple University Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Adventure Bound will host the Great American Campout in person for the first time since 2019 from 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21 through 10 a.m. Sunday, October 22. Register for this family-friendly event online.

We invite you to spend the night tent camping, going on nature walks, taking part in camping workshops, stargazing with the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers, listening to amazing campfire stories from Chief Adam Waterbear DePaul, Tribal Storykeeper and Director of Education of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, make s'mores at the campfire, and more!

The Great American Campout is being held in tandem with Temple Ambler EarthFest: The Science of Scary this year, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on October 21! Connect with the world around you by learning about animals and insects such as arachnids, snakes, carnivorous plants, skunks, lizards, and “monsters” of the deep! Learn more

We look forward to helping people connect with nature and exposing them to the wonder of Temple University Ambler and The Ambler Arboretum.

Event Registration

Campsite Fee: $25 (Limit to 6 people, 1 tent limit per site)
Campers will need to bring their own tent.
Registration fee includes

  • Tent site – 15’x15’ (bring your own tent) 
  • Science of Scary
  • Guided Walks 
  • Workshops
  • Campfire
  • Stargazing
  • Games
  • S’mores and More!

Temple Ambler Arboretum members receive a 20-percent discount.

Visitors are asked to register for the event prior to October 21. Please include the number of guests that will be attending.

Register to attend the event online. For additional information, contact duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.  

Campout Tours, Workshops and More!