For three nights this summer, Metro Parks Tacoma is opening a beach for camping, starting Saturday at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.
Attendees will get a tent space, snack in the evening and hot breakfast. Participants will need to bring a tent, sleeping bags, toiletries, camp chairs, swimsuits/towels, flashlights and bug spray.
Here is the schedule:
7-9 p.m.: Check-in, set-up.
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9-9:30 p.m.: Evening snacks, time to explore.
9:30-11 p.m.: Activities including songs, ghost stories and crafts.
Midnight: Lights out.
6-8 a.m.: Sunrise breakfast, tent breakdown.
8:30 a.m.: Load out.
The other campouts will be Aug. 23 at Browns Point Lighthouse Park and Aug. 30 at Owen Beach.
The cost is $50 for four-person tent space; $75 for a six-person space and $100 for an eight-person space.
For details and to reserve a space, go to metroparkstacoma.org/campout.