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Halloween campout

Washington State Parks Foundation

Get in the Halloween spirit with a virtual campout on Friday night

Set up camp (it can be inside!) and enjoy Halloween stories and activities.

Here’s a new way to celebrate Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own home:

It’s a Halloween campout (camp-in, actually)!

Join the Great Washington Camp-In Spooktacular for virtual camping fun and some Halloween-appropriate entertainment.

Note that this event takes place the evening of Friday, Oct. 30.

Here’s how it works:

Set up your own Halloween campout (bonus if it’s haunted). It could be in your backyard or in a warmer spot like your living room! Pets are invited, of course.

Get cozy in your sleeping bags, wear your costumes and tune in to the Washington State Parks Foundation on YouTube beginning at 6:30 p.m. (Remember, this is on Friday.)

Some of the events for the Halloween campout:

  • A full moon program from a ranger at the Goldendale Observatory
  • A presentation on bats, spiders and Halloween creatures
  • Shadow hand monsters from award-winning magician Louie Foxx
  • Holiday-themed songs
  • Outdoor cooking recipe demonstrations by Chef Corso
  • Download and print a free Townsend’s bat mask and a Halloween puzzle that will be part of the program
  • “Night of the Haunted Tent” photo contest


More Halloween in Seattle’s Child:

Pumpkin-carving tips and request to share photos

In-person events for Halloween 2020

How families are getting creative to save trick-or-treating

Virtual events for Halloween 2020

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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.