Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to Camp Ocmulgee! We’re transforming Spring Street Landing along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail into a good ol’ fashioned summer camp on Saturday, August 10 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Complete camp-inspired crafts with local artists, get your face painted, or play games that will bring out your competitive spirit! Enjoy a s’more while hearing Macon ghost stories, go on a nature hike along the trail with a local biologist, or check out a book from the Middle Georgia Regional Library’s pop-up library to read by the river. All activities are fun and free for kids and adults!
Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen will be on site to sell beer. Swing by a downtown Macon restaurant to grab a to-go plate or bring your own picnic and relax by the Ocmulgee River in one of our adirondack chairs.
2:00PM -River Float with Float Daze
Float to Camp Ocmulgee with Float Daze! Float Daze will offer a float down the river that departs at 2pm from Amerson River Park and ends at Camp Ocmulgee on Spring Street Landing. $10 River Tubing will have rentals and a shuttle available. Shuttle will pick up float participants from Spring Street Landing at 6:00pm and 7:30pm and return to Amerson. Tubes are available to rent for $10 and kayaks are available to rent for $30. The shuttle is free for people who bring their own tube for this event. Tickets can be purchased the day of or online at https://rivertubing.com/.
4:00PM-7:00PM -Tunes by DJ B3
DJ B3 will spin tunes from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
5:00PM -Nature “Hike” with Dr. Heather Bowman-Cutway
Learn about local flora and fauna during a nature “hike” down the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail with Mercer University professor Heather Bowman-Cutway
5:45pm-6:30pm -Games with Camp Counselors
Compete in a hula hoop competition, test your strength with tug-o-war, or balance an egg to the finish line during games with our camp counselors!
7:00PM -Ghost Stories and S’mores
Gather round and enjoy a free s’more while Rock Candy Tours tour guides Mandy and Joshua Purvis will tell Macon ghost stories. You won’t want to miss this spooky story hour!
If you aren’t going on the float, all attendees are STRONGLY encouraged to park in our event parking at 815 Riverside Drive (the vacant lot next to Burger King on Riverside Drive). There will be a flag indicating the entrance to the parking lot.
A shuttle van provided by Centenary Community will run a continuous loop between the lot on Riverside Drive to Spring Street Landing throughout the event from 4pm to 8pm. This map shows the location of the parking lot and Spring Street Landing: http://bit.ly/CampOcmulgee
Camp Ocmulgee is free and open to the public! Float is a paid event.
Camp Ocmulgee is made possible by the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.