Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace – September 16, 2017
Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at our 2017 Fall Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.
Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a campsite and set up for the evening. Setup begins 2:00–6:00 p.m. Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store.
Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, an All-American dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-a-long, and a 15-minute moonlit walk through the Wilderness Garden. Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a sunrise garden walk and family yoga session.
Feel free to sign up for more than one activity if you would like to help for the evening. We are offering free overnight camping for all staff and volunteers that work the event. If you would like to stay overnight, please contact me for details.
Volunteers are needed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 15, 16 & 17 in the following areas:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
Two Volunteers (each job) needed to finalize food preparations, transport food, monitor supply, clean up after dinner.
Transport Food 1:00 pm
Serve Dinner 6:00 pm
Clean Up after Dinner
Two Volunteers needed to serve sodas and water
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Three Volunteers needed to assist campers with carrying equipment and setting up tents.
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One Volunteer needed each shift to answer questions, lost & found, first aid kit, t-shirt sales.
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Four Volunteers needed to monitor game areas, get kids involved, monitor the bouncy houses, and Clean up games area.
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Two Volunteers needed to pass out s’more packets and monitor kids around the open flames.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One Volunteer needed to monitor fire baskets and add wood as needed.
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Four Volunteers needed to pass out glow sticks, be stationed at various parts of the wilderness garden trail and speak to visitors.
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
BATHROOM/GROUNDS CLEAN UP (NIGHT)
Three Volunteers needed to empty trash, take down tables, freshen bathrooms and porta-potties
2:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Throughout the event with final bathroom check at 8:00 pm)
For more information contact pam Stevens.
Administrative Office Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Direct: 252-639-3501 Main: 252-639-3500 email@example.com