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Camp. party. relax.

melanated
campout

Aug 19 - 21, 2022
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OUr Mission

Outdoors are for everyone
We believe the outdoors are for everyone and our mission is to encourage more people of color to fall in love with camping. To help with that mission, we offer a weekend filled with both fun and relaxing activities that allow people to enjoy the outdoors, grow via empowerment sessions and connect with one another.  We have a very positive community feeling environment and we welcome everyone who supports  our mission to attend.

We are serious about our mission of promoting the outdoors as an inclusive place and in the three years since inception we have hosted over 850 campers.


About

Connect with nature and each other
Melanated Campout was created by 3 friends who wanted to challenge their friends to do something different, relaxing, and exciting.

Are you living your best life filled with relaxation and adventure? Do you like the idea of an adult camping weekend campout but cannot see yourself “roughing it”? Are you open to having a weekend where you can connect with nature, camp in style, partake in adventuresome games and activities, as well as party under the stars? Our campers enjoy tent and RV camping, fishing, yoga, empowerment classes, line dancing, field day activities, themed parties, and much more!

We have the perfect solution: Melanated Campout!

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schedule

Fri

Sat

Sun

9A- 4P
Registration
Check In. Let us know you are here. Be sure to get there early so you can grab your spot. Please note, there will be no saving tent spaces. First come, first serve. If you plan to arrive after 4, it's ok, just let us know.
10A- till
Vendor Row
Come support small businessess. Lots of good treasures to be found.
9A- 1P
Free Time: ATV, fish, hike,  relax, etc...
Bring your fishing reels, bicycles, ATV's,  and hiking shoes for some relaxing Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
11A- 1P
Volleyball
Let's get acquainted over a game of Volleyball!
1P- 2:30 P
Meet & Greet Mixer
Come meet other campers at the meet and greet.
3:30 P- 5P
Kickball Game
Join in on the fun as we put a Melanated spin on some of your favorite games. Let's break the ice!
5P- 6:30P
Line Dance Workshop
It ain't a party without some crazy soulful line dances! Come learn some of the new hot line dances.
8P- 9P
Games
Get ready to mingle and play games.
9P- 10P
Comedy Show
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Let's get close through gut busting comedy.
10P- 1A
Glow Party
Rep your favorite HBCU, Greek, or anything you like. The important thing is to come and have a great time.
1A- till
Campfire Conversations
Well, this isn't your kids campfire conversation and ghosts stories! Come prepared to discuss topics that have been on your mind. No topic is too Taboo!
1A- till
Movie
What's playing on the Melanated Big Screen? Grab your popcorn and join in the movie fun.
9A- 11A
Registration
Check In. Let us know you are here. Be sure to get there early so you can grab your spot. Please note, there will be no saving tent spaces. First come, first serve. If you plan to arrive after 4, it's ok, just let us know.
9A- 10A
Yoga
Come Relate. Relax. Release. Namaste.
9A- 10:30A
Guided Shoreline Fishing
Guided Fishing. Let our guides show you how to fish.
10A- till
Vendor Row
Come support small businessess. Lots of good treasures to be found.
10:30A-

11:30A
Empowerment Session
We leave better then we came. Relationship & Wealth building sessions.
11:30A- 1P
Free Time: ATV, fish, hike,  relax, etc...
Bring your fishing reels, bicycles, ATV's,  and hiking shoes for some relaxing Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
1P- 2P
Line Dance Workshop
It ain't a party without some crazy soulful line dances! Come learn some of the new hot line dances.
2:15P- 3P
Group Picture
Snap! Please wear your Melanated Campout Shirt. We will show everyone that black people do camp too!
3P- 6P
Ultimate Water Gun Battle
Bring Your favorite gun and let's battle! Did we mention it will be a full out water fight?!  And a true water Battle isn't complete without a good water slide relay! (PPE- Bring your goggles to protect your eyes)
6:30P- 7:30P
ATV / Four Wheeler/ Gator/ Mule Trail Ride
Bring your own ATV and roll out!
7P- 9P
Adult Game Lounge / Free time
Get ready to mingle and play games.
8P- 9P
LIP Sync Battles- Hip Hop Edition
What's your go to hip-hop song? Let's battle.
9P- 10P
Live Music
Come relax & listen to live music.
10P- 1A
Taking Over for the '99 & 2000' Party
Let's dance!
10:30P- 12:30A
Movie Night
** Weather Permitting
1A- till
Movie
What's playing on the Melanated Big Screen? Grab your popcorn and join in the movie fun.
8A- 11A
Free Time: ATV, fish, hike,  relax, etc...
Bring your fishing reels, bicycles, ATV's,  and hiking shoes for some relaxing Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
8A- 12P
Campsite cleanup & departure
Thank you for coming. Don't forget to tag us in your pics, please.

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**Prices Increase on July 1**

Step #1

select your space type

$85
- Dry Camping (Bring your own elctricty & water)
- 1 Parking Pass

Tent

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$85
- Dry Camping (Bring your own elctricty & water)

Van/Roof

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$125
- Dry Camping (Bring your own elctricty & water)
-1 Parking Pass

rv

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Step #2

buy an activity ticket for each person

    (Includes all scheduled activities)

$145 

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Ons

We want this trip to be perfect for you, choose what else you need to make it so.

Thursday Night Arrival

Come on Thursday and start the fun early.
$60

Additional Parking Pass

More then one car coming? Get an extra parking pass.
$25

Souvenir T-Shirt

Show the MC spirit. Plus be ready for Saturday's group pic.
$25

Let’s
Celebrate

Bottle Service or Cake & VIP 

Includes VIP reserved seating at a party of your choice AND a bottle or cake.
$250

Let's Eat!

Take the work out of camping and order your meal plan today.

6 Meals included:

- Friday Lunch and Dinner

- Saturday Full Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

- Sunday Full Breakfast
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FAQ

As luck would have it, in addition to being amazing at event planning and camping, we are also amazing at reading minds. You’ve got questions, we’ve got questions.

It's homecoming, can I still come if it's my first time?

Yes, Campout is for All campers, both old and new. This will be a great time to make new camp cousins and visit with the ones you already know.

What is dry camping? And is it hard?

Not at all. Just bring your own water and electricity (power bank, inverter, or generator) and you are all set. The great news is that if you are tent camping, you probably already have all the items you need around your house.

Are there refunds? How do transfers work?

All deposits and payments are non-refundable. Please consider adding the purchase protection option to your ticket for that added assurance. In addition, you can transfer your package to another person. Transfers and name changes are $35 per transfer.

Log-in to your registrant account to make all transfers. Any changes made to the reservation through email/phone will incur a $45 fee.

Campground Address

D&D Outdoor Retreat

395 Kyzer Rd

Wrightsville, GA 31096

What airport should I fly into to get to the campground?

The nearest major airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL / KATL), which has international and domestic flights from Atlanta, Georgia and is 2.5 hours from Wrightsville, GA. You can also fly into SAV (Savannah Hilton Head Airport). It's 119 miles from the Retreat Center.

Can I arrive early?

Yes, you can arrive early on Thursday.  There are no official Melanated Campout activities planned for Thursday, but feel free to come early to pre-game/tailgate with the Melanated Campout staff, volunteers and your camp cousins.

Is there a payment plan available?

Yes,  we offer 2 installments.  You can put down a deposit to secure your spot.  The date for the remaining balance payment will be provided at the time the deposit is made.  All deposits are non-refundable.  All payments are non-refundable.

Are there showers and toilets?

Yes, Luxury restrooms will be on-site.  And we will have a cleaning service to keep them nice and clean.

How old do I have to be attend?

You must be 21 and over to attend.
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testimonials

I had an Amazing time camping! The people were great and so were the activities. I can't wait to come again next year and see my camp cousins!
“Worth every minute of the 15 hour drive! I needed to be at camp and feel all the love and peacefulness. Campout has restored my spirit; can’t wait for the next time.”
I stepped out of my comfort zone and loved it! Sleeping outdoors turned out to be fun. It was my first time camping but won't be my last.

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