Perseids Party Campout

Join TLGV, Friends of Pachaug and CT DEEP's No Child Left Inside program for a weekend of Night Sky Adventures, hiking, fishing, crafts, campfires and much more! As details are confirmed we will add to the general schedule.

Camping is free at the Youth Camping Area and available on a first come, first served basis. If you have an RV, please reserve a site at the Mt. Misery Campground. Programs will be held in both the youth camping area and the field adjacent to the Mt. Misery Campground. They are walking distance from one another. If you reserve a spot, please let us know that you are coming by using the form below  or emailing

Aug. 9 to 11 at Pachaug State Forest

Friday, Aug. 9

3 pm and later — Arrival and site setup

8 pm — Campfire & S'mores

9 pm — Night Sky Viewing. Observation opportunities occur throughout the night.

Saturday, Aug. 10

9 am to 4 pm — DIY Crafts

Morning — Guided hike, making a letterboxing stamp

Noon — Campfire Cooking 101, Session 1

Afternoon — Sun Spots & Solar Flares, fresh water fishing

5:30 pm — Campfire Cooking 101, Session 2

8 pm — Campfire, S'mores, night time letterboxing

9 pm —Night Sky Viewing. Observation opportunities occur throughout the night.

From 9 am to 3 pm, the NCLI team will be hosting a Saltwater Fishing Day Event at Fort Trumbull State Park

Sunday Aug. 11

9 am to Noon — DIY crafts

11 am — TLGV Junior Night Sky Ranger Badge Ceremony

Noon — Final Sun Spots & Solar Flares program

Families are welcome to stay at Pachaug all day, but must pack up their sites in the afternoon. Pachaug State Forest closes at dusk to anyone who is not camping.