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Camp Dearborn's Zip Line Opens May 25

We're looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend, especially because that's when Camp Dearborn's Zip Line opens to the public. Make your reservations to ride the Zip Line, which officially opens for the season on May 25. Call (248) 684-6000. For more information, visit campdearborn.com.

Camp Dearborn Store Opens May 17

There’s always something new at Camp Dearborn. This year, what’s new is the facility’s general store, scheduled to open May 17, which marks the beginning of the summer camping season. Located in the Camp Office, the general store will feature a limited inventory of items commonly coveted by campers. For beach goers, the store will offer sand buckets and shovels, sunscreen, lip balm, floatable noodles and sunglasses. Grillers and outdoor cooks can pick up charcoal, click-and-aim lighters, flat wood fire starters, roasting sticks and aluminum foil. For picnickers, the store will feature fitted table and bench covers, Dixie paper plates, biodegradable cutlery packs and lime green plastic ware. Souvenir seekers can select from coffee mugs, water bottles, Frisbees, beach balls and teddy bears in a t-shirt, all emblazoned with the Camp Dearborn logo. The store will also carry poker chips and playing cards for game players, as well as dental kits for children and adults, and hand sanitizers for hygiene-conscious campers. And for the “I-thought-we-packed-everything” campers, the store will carry rain ponchos, batteries, 30- to 50-amp adaptors and mini flashlights. Camp Dearborn's general store will be open for business from May 17-September 1, 2019. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. For more information, call (248) 684-6000 or visit campdearborn.com.

Camp Dearborn Annual Children's Fishing Derby

Kids, ages 3-18, are invited to take part in the Annual Children’s Fishing Derby, sponsored jointly by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks and Eppinger Manufacturing Company, July 13 at Camp Dearborn, beginning at 8 a.m.

The event will feature competition in five age groups -- 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15 and 16-18 -- and prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and the most fish in each age group.

Participation in the event is free with a paid gate admission to Camp Dearborn, and the first 100 kids registering on site will receive a free t-shirt.

Participants should bring their own rod, bucket and bait.

For further information, call Camp Dearborn at (248) 684-6000, or visit campdearborn.com.