To make 2012 Camp Dearborn reservations, call (313) 943-2350 or (248) 684-6000.
DEARBORN – Steve King and the Dittilies will help campers rock ’n’ roll through the last official weekend of the season at Camp Dearborn. The band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Canteen Dance.
The official camping season traditionally ends with an end-of-summer bash.
A camping destination for many in southeast Michigan, Camp Dearborn wraps up another busy season with the Labor Day weekend crowd. Tents and cabins in Tent Village have been filled since mid-June. The camp office maintained a waiting list for much of the summer.
Tent and cabin reservations are expected to be fully booked for Labor Day weekend, camp officials said.
Camp Dearborn runs its full activity season from mid-June through Labor Day each year. Camping with limited activity is available as early as May 1 and runs through October.
In addition to the permanent camping units of Tent Village, Camp Dearborn offers 191 temporary sites for those with their own equipment. Temporary sites are either full hook-up or electric only and can be reserved by calling either of the camp offices: Dearborn Recreation Department at (313) 943-2350 or Milford Camp Office at (248) 684-6000.
Besides the camping locations, Camp Dearborn offers acres of picnic areas equipped with tables and grills alongside a half-mile beach and swimming lake. The camp is open to the public daily, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The Canteen, a family eatery, is open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. with special Labor Day hours beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing through the early evening.
Admission at the gate is $4 per car for residents of Dearborn or Milford, and $6 per car for all others.
The city anticipates another full camping season in 2012 as the camp offices take reservations from this year’s campers. Campers from the 2011 season have until Sept. 12 to re-register for the same tent and week they occupied this season.
Camp offices will begin taking new reservations Sept. 19 for residents of Dearborn and Milford. Remaining campsites will be open to the public beginning Nov. 1.
Season passes are available for frequent visitors at the rate of $25 for residents of Dearborn or Milford and $35 for nonresidents.
More information about Camp Dearborn and scheduled events can be found at www.campdearborn.com, or by calling either of the camp offices.