Great American Campout at Temple Ambler

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

Temple Ambler EarthFest and Ambler Arboretum Present:

The Great American Campout 2019

2 P.M. Saturday, July 13 To 10 A.M. Sunday, July 14
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 stargazing. 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 13, at 2 p.m. and conclude Sunday, July 14, by 10 a.m. Please note: Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Discount Codes available for Ambler Arboretum members. Contact for more information. 

What’s included in the Great American Campout?

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

  • Outdoor Pool swim hours available on Saturday

  • A variety of guided walks, camping instruction and activities

  • Stargazing with the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers

  • Hiking 101 and Leave No Trace Workshops with the Appalachian Mountain Club - Delaware Valley Chapter 


Guests are invited to bring their own food to the Great American Campout. It's the perfect evening for a picnic dinner! Please Note: Cooking at the event is prohibited. Refrigeration is also unavailable. A light breakfast of fruit, granola bars and coffee will be provided the morning of July 14.

If you are interested in attending the event but don’t have a tent, here are a few possibilities to explore:

Outdoors Geek
Rental Equipment: Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, GPS, Cooking, Solar Chargers, Footwear, Camp Chairs, Lighting, Coolers, etc.
Orders should be placed online at least 10 days in advance - shipped anywhere within the continental United States
Camping tents ranging from $25 to $77 for 1 to 3 days.
Phone: 303-699-6944
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat and Sun: Closed

Mountain Side Gear & Rental
Rental Equipment: Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Hammocks, Tarps, Lighting, Coolers, Cooking, etc.
Camping tents ranging from $23.75 to $46.25 for 1 to 3 days.
Phone: 303-955-2290
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sun: Closed

In the event of rain on July 13, the Great American Campout will be held on July 27 and 28. Pets, alcohol and smoking are prohibited. Space is limited so register early! Register Online today!