Recreation at Home
You may not be able to join us at the Liberty Center, Youth Center or at one
of our events right now but we won't let that stop us
from helping you find ways to beat the boredom.
Navy MWR Super Pink Moon Camp-In
Date: April 7, 2020
Venture outside on the night of Tuesday, April 7, to catch a glimpse of the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year! Pitch or make your own tent in the backyard and start your outdoor adventure without ever leaving home!
Share: Post your adventure photos on your favorite social media and use the hashtag #NavyMWRatHome.
What is a Super Pink Moon?
A supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit. Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal.
Why call it a Super Pink Moon?
When a super moon appears in April, it is called the Super Pink Moon. The name Super Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, wild ground phlox, also known as moss phlox (Phlox subulata), as it covers the ground like a pink blanket. With the supermoon appearing during spring, it's a fitting name!
How to create a cozy campsite?
If you have a tent: Treat your backyard just as you would when you are at a campsite. Find a smooth, flat surface to call home for the night. Get cozy by adding yoga mats, bedrolls, or even multiple layers of blankets. There is no limit; you don’t have to load it into your car! Time to get super cozy!
Don’t have a tent? Create a shelter by tying a rope between two trees and hang a large tarp, blanket, or even a sheet over the top. You just want to make sure you have a dry place to sleep by laying a waterproof tarp underneath. Don’t forget to add unlimited blankets for extra comfort!
How to cook up some camp chow in your backyard.
While you may not have access to all the great traditions you may be used to cooking when camping in the outdoors, go threw your food options and think about what you can cook over a fire if you have access to fire a pit. If you don’t have a fire pit, a grill can be easy to use as well. Of course, you don’t need a campfire or grill to eat like a camper. Pack food items in a cooler that you can easily grab and eat when ready. For example, sandwiches, trail mix, cheese snacks, or already-prepared meals.
Games and Activities
There is so much adventure to be had outside other than watching the Super Pink Moon.
- If you are in your backyard, why not break out some fun lawn games such as cornhole, Frisbee, football, soccer, Jenga, volleyball, or any other outdoor game you may have packed away.
- Don’t have any outdoor games? Bring out those dusty board games and play some classic games like Monopoly, Checkers, Sorry, Uno, or even just a deck of cards to play War or Gold Fish.
- Have a scavenger hunt. Write down flowers, trees, toys, or anything other items you may have and let the fun begin.
- Watch a movie outdoors. No need to bring out the entire television set. Bring a tablet and a portable speaker. Instant movie fun!
Make a Rule to Stay at the Campsite
Try to make the event feel as real as camping by preparing ahead of time so you don’t have to dash somewhere every minute. Bring everything together that you think you will need, including a tent, sleeping bags, flashlights, games, a cooler packed with drinks and snacks. Most importantly, don’t stress because if you forgot something you are only a few feet away from home. If you want to make it a true rustic camp-in, keep your cell phones away from your camping area!
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