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Autumn Camping Weekend 1, Mississinewa Lake

By Department of Natural Resources

Friday, September 30, 2022 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 9am to 9pm
Autumn Camping Weekend 1, Mississinewa Lake

4673 S. 625 E., Peru, IN 46970

http://on.in.gov/mississinewalake
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Friday, September 30 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) at Interpretive Program Shelter near the water tower

Weekend Welcome - Stop in for a bag of kettle corn. Donations appreciated.  
Register for events and weekend drawings. Pumpkins for purchase

Bring on the Baskets - Donate a filled basket / items for the silent auction from your family or company.   Auction items also available for bidding Sat. 9-10:30 a.m. at the Interpretive   Shelter and 1-9:00 p.m. at the beach house. Everyone welcome to bid!

Shirt Pick-up - Pre-ordered shirts only. See above logo, four colors available. Orders due by Sept 20.
Order by scanning QR code or email trody@dnr.in.gov to receive the online order link.

Saturday, October 1

9-10:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Interpretive Program Shelter near the water tower

Fundraiser by Friends of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. All donations appreciated.

1 - 3 p.m. - “A Great Escape,” Corn Hole, and Hayrides at Beach House*

Bring your cell phones and come try our outdoor “Escape Room!” Fun for all ages! (Children accompanied by adults.)
Corn hole $5 per person entry, double elimination.

4:30-5:30 p.m. - Trick-or-Treat in the Miami S.R.A. Modern Campground

Children accompanied by their adults will walk through the campground. Visitors allowed.
(No gory costumes, please.) Campground roads closed to vehicle traffic from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

7-9 p.m. - Camp Champ, Bonfires and Hayrides at Beach House*

Try a board game created for Mississinewa campers. Come play “Camp Champ” if you dare!
Enjoy the bonfires and final bidding for silent auction items. 

7:30-8:30 p.m. - Cooking Contest at Beach House*

Serve your special carry-in dish to be judged by fellow campers. Sample cups provided.
Campers vote with $.  2 categories: Chili, and Dessert. 

9 p.m. -    Awards and Weekend Drawings at Beach House*

Winners for Silent Auction, Cooking Contest, Campsite Decorating
Weekend Drawings will be announced.
Camp Cooking contest winners receive certificate.
Top 3 Campsite Decorating winners awarded free 2023 camping (holiday weekends, ACWs, cabins and AA sites excluded).

Must be registered and present to win.

*Walk/drive or join a hayride. Hayride loading/drop-off at Beach House and Interpretive Program Shelter near the water tower.

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