Hanna Park Info

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When and Where?

Our annual Fall Pack Camp Out at Hanna Park is Friday, November 13th to Sunday November 15th.  This is a pack family campout on North Jacksonville Beach, just south of Mayport Naval Station.

This is on the northern tip of Jacksonville Beach, 2-2 1/2 hours from Gainesville (though if you go during rush hour on Friday, it will take longer).

We are hoping folks will head up early on Friday and set up camp in daylight.  The site has power, water and a fire pit at each site.  There is also a general store if you forgot anything or you want a quick ice cream.  This is hardly roughing it, but it is still camping outside, and the kids LOVE it.

Some families may choose to come on Saturday morning instead of Friday night. Either way, you can kick back and enjoy a relaxing family camping experience at the beach.

Activities

Hanna Park Camping
Sample Hanna Park Campsite
Most families will arrive Friday afternoon and evening, set up tents (two families per site), and have dinner on their own. That night, we will have a short campfire program.

Saturday morning at 10 am, we will do a beach walk and clean up a stretch of beach.  Though we do find some trash, we find more shells and driftwood than actual trash.  We're just trying to teach the cubs that caring for our environment is one of our responsibilities as citizens.  Besides, they have a blast finding weird stuff!

Dens will have activities to earn certain achievements and there will be a night hike.  There is also plenty of free time for hiking and biking.  Saturday night we will have a Veterans Day themed Campfire and a cracker barrel for those who want to stay up. What warm and crazy dish will you share with the crew?  Sunday we break camp by noon and hang out on the beach until you are ready to go home.

What's there?

The camp ground is run by the City of Jax and is like a KOA campground, but it features miles of bike trails (mostly off road) and miles of pristine empty beach. Great for kite flying, shell collecting (also some shark's teeth and seabeans), frisbee, and football. Each boy will receive a custom made patch commemorating the weekend.

Cost

Cost is $40 per family of up to 5 people and includes a patch for your Cub and two nights of tent camping, with two families on each campsite.  

You must pay in full at the time of registration, and this is NON-REFUNDABLE unless we find a replacement for you, since the Pack has to pay in advance. 

What should we bring?

Each family is responsible for their own food and equipment and transportation.  You can purchase the pack food option, which will include Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and Saturday Dinner (Lunch on your own). Prices are $5 per child, $7.50 per adult.  Menu: Breakfasts: bacon, eggs, pancakes, french toast, fruit, coffee.  Dinner:  Spaghetti and meatballs, salad. Bring your own drinks, snacks and Saturday Lunch.

Bikes and kites are lots of fun, and we usually need to bring some wood for camp fires.

Remember, as with all camp outs, if your equipments is new, set it up at home in the daylight before bringing it camping and trying to set up under more stressful conditions.

How do I get a site

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Who is Kathryn Hanna, and why does she have a park named for her?

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