Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
9:30 pm EDT
Fri, July 10, 2020

Clermont’s Great Campout Fun!


For the third year, the city of Clermont hosted the Great Campout at beautiful Waterfront Park. The event once again sold out with nearly 40 of the 60 families participating returning participants from past years. The event was held from 11am on Saturday until 11am Sunday on the edge of Lake Minnola.


“This popular event is a wonderful way for families to enjoy Clermont’s great outdoors overnight in a safe environment,” City Manager Darren Gray says. “There was something for all ages and friendships have formed through the years.”


The weekend of family fun included a bonfire with s’mores and campfire songs, movies under the stars, backyard games, and camping bingo and trivia. There were also people playing neon soccer and kayaking. Darren even served as a judge for the “Best Tent Poster” contest.

Everyone got a free T-shirt and a bag with a towel per family along with complimentary dinner and breakfast. Though the event was presented by the city, corporate sponsors included South Lake Hospital/Orlando Health Giant Recreation World, Insight Credit Union, Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute, and McDonald’s of Clermont.

Better start watching or the Facebook page of the City of Clermont to find out when next year’s event will be held so you don’t miss the fun!