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Sept 27- 29, 2024

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3 Benefits to camping

Get Back to Nature
Ready for a breath of fresh air? Camping is all about fun under the stars, morning birdsong, and stunning sunrises. It's your ticket to the great outdoors - a chance to chill and soak up nature’s vibes
Good for Your Mind and Body
Switch off your screens and say hello to outdoor bliss! Whether you’re hiking, swimming, or just lounging, camping is your wellness retreat. It’s all about feeling great, inside and out.
Hang with Your Favorite People
Imagine hanging out with friends or family, without a single ‘ping’ from your phone. Camping means real talks around the campfire and creating those ‘remember when’ moments.

Event Summary at a Glance

Cordele
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Date
Sept 27- 29, 2024
Event for
Adult- Only
Types of Camping
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Tent
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RV
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Cabins
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Glamping

5 Reasons you should come camp with us change to Why Melanated Campout is the Place to Be

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Community Like No Other Melanated Campout is where friendships bloom. We’re all about bringing together awesome people in an even more awesome setting. Think of it as your home away from home, but with way more stars!
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Culture and Fun Combined Picture this: cool activities that celebrate our roots, mixed with the best outdoor fun. That's us! From soulful music nights to stories that touch your heart – we’ve got it all.
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Perfect for First-Timers New to camping? No stress! We’ve got your back with our easy-peasy Camping 101. You'll be a camping pro in no time, with all the know-how to enjoy the wild.
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Safety? Check! Comfort? Double Check! Relax, you’re in safe hands. We’ve got top-notch security and all the comfy amenities you need. Think of it as camping, but with a safety net.
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More Than Just Fun – It’s Transformative At Melanated Campout, we’re all about making a difference. Join our empowering talks and leave not just happy, but inspired. It's more than a getaway – it's a journey to a new you.

What your weekend will look like

Ready for a weekend you'll never forget? Picture this: arriving on Friday, settling into your cozy camping spot, and then heading to a chill mixer to meet some awesome folks. Friday night embrace the vibrancy of our "Dinner in Orange" event, complete with live music to set the mood. Saturday's when the party really starts - we’ve got everything from chill yoga sessions to splashy water sports and camping workshops. And when night falls? Get set for a hilarious comedy show and dancing under the stars. Sunday's all about kicking back, sharing laughs over breakfast, and maybe a last fun activity before we all head home. And the best part? Great food, cool hangout spots, and plenty of 'me' time whenever you need it. So, come on over for a weekend where grown-ups can just have fun, relax, and be themselves!

Schedule

Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
12:30P-3:30P
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.

12:30P-3:30P
Free Time: Golf, fish, hike, relax, etc...
Bring your fishing reels, bicycles  and hiking shoes for some relaxing "me time".  Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
4P- 6P
Golf Clinic- Putting & Chipping

New to Golf?
Join in the free class to teach you the basics of putting  and chipping.

6:30p – 8:30p
Veteran Meet & Greet

Calling all Vets.
Please let us say "Thank you" and celebrate you!

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- 11P
1st Annual Golfing Putting & Chipping Contest
Are you the best Melanated Campout Golfer? Prove it.
9A- 1P
Free Time: Boat, fish, hike, relax, golf, etc...
Bring your fishing reels, bicycles and hiking shoes for some relaxing "me time". Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
11A- 12P
Prepared to Survive
  • Presented by Asia, Founder of Black Girls Camp
  • Join in on the fun as we put a Melanated spin on some of your favorite games. Let's break the ice!
    1P- 2:30 P
    Meet & Greet Mixer
    • Sponsored by Awesome Smiles Dental Center

    Come meet other campers at the meet and greet.

    2:30P- 3:15P
    Empowerment Session ‐ “Let’s Talk about Sex and Your Mouth”
    Presented by Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS ‐ Awesome Smiles Dental Cente Come meet other campers at the meet and greet.
    3:30P- 5PM
    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- 6P
    Line Dance Workshop
    It ain't a party without some crazy soulful line dances! Come learn some of the new hot line dances.
    6P- 7p
    Sponsor Reception

    Our sponsors help to make Melanated Campout great and we want to say thank you and toast to a great event. 

    *** Must be a sponsor to attend.

    6P- 9P
    Live Music

    Listen to the sounds of live music. For extra fun, bring your dinner and enjoy.

    7P- 11P
    Dinner in Orange, Comedy Show and Live Music
    "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Let's get close through gut busting comedy.
    11P- 2A
    Welcome to the Wild Wild East Party
    • Sponsored by Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Ain't no party like a MC Party... cause a MC party don't stop...

    ** OPEN BAR (Read Free Bar)

    11P- 2A
    Adult Games Night
    Game Time
    1:30A- 2:30A
    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!
    10A- 12A
    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 12, it's ok, just let us know.
    9A- 9:45A
    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.

    9:45a - 10:15a
    Mindful Meditation

    Be intentional about relaxing.

    10:30A-11A
    Empowerment Session:

    “Not Yet. Changing Your Mindset on Failure.”

    • Presented by Attorney Desarae Gordon

    We leave better then we came.

    11A-11:45A
    Winnebago Industries Foundation: Brand Owners Meet & Greet

    Brand owners, Let's celebrate you.

    11:45A-12:30P
    Winnebago Industries Foundation: RV Advance Workshop
    • Presented by Patrice & Kevin McCabe of Discovery Channel’s RV There Yet?

    Presented by Patrice & Kevin McCabe of RV There Yet

    1P-1:45P
    Winnebago Industries Foundation: RV Beginner Workshop
    • Presented by Patrice & Kevin McCabe of Discovery Channel’s RV There Yet?

    Meet the stars of the hit TV show " RV There Yet" and learn the basics of RV living.

    2P - 3P
    Line Dance WorkshoP

    It ain't a party without some crazy soulful line dances! Come learn some of the new hot line dances.

    3P- 3:30P
    Group Picture

    Snap! Please wear your Melanated Campout Shirt. We will show everyone that black people do camp too!

    4:30P- 7P
    Ultimate Water Battle: Water Gun Battle & Slip and Slide

    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)

    Laser Tag if weather does not permit

    7:30P- Until
    Adult Game Night

    Let's Play.

    8:30P- 9:30P
    Camp Quest

    Crazy Adults only game

    9:30P- 10:30P
    Finish the Lyrics

    You think you know the words, but do you?

    10:30P- 2A
    Glow in the Dark Pajama Party

    Let's dance!

    ** OPEN BAR

    8A- 11A
    Free Time: Golf, fish, hike, relax, etc...
    Bring your fishing reels, bicycles and hiking shoes for some relaxing "me time". Camp Activities: Fishing, hiking, etc...
    8A- 11P
    Campsite cleanup & departure

    Thank you for coming. Don't forget to tag us in your pics, please.

    PHOTO GALLERY

    Campground Details

    Beautiful campground located in middle Georgia. This facility offers RV sites with electricy, cable tv and water hookups, both premium and primitive tent camping, and cabins. The property has scenic lakeviews, a marina, golfing, delicious restaurants, plentiful nice restrooms, dumping stations and so much more.

    Who is Campout great for

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    Family Reunion
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    Girls Trip
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    Guy's Trip
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    Group Travel
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    Couples
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    Solo-Travelers

    Let's Eat!

    Campers are welcome to bring their own food. There are plenty of community firepits and campers are welcome to bring a grill. An on-site meal plan option will be available to purchase. Restaurants are also located right outside of the campground and 15-20 minutes from the campground.

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    AMOUNT COVERS SPACE FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS PLUS WEEKEND ACTIVITY PASSES FOR LISTED AMOUNT

    $220

    • - Dry Camping space (Bring your own electricity & water)
    • - 1 Activity Wristbands
    • - 1 Parking Pass
    • - Tent Not Provided
    DRY TENT
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    $240

    - Shared access to electricity & water
    - 1 Activity Weekend Pass included
    - 1 Parking Pass
    - Tent Not Provided

    Premium TENT
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    $220

    - Dry Camping (Bring your own generator & water)
    - 1 Activity Weekend Pass included
    - 1 Parking Pass

    - Van/ Rooftop Not Provided

    DRY VAN/ROOFTOP
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    $240

    - Shared access to electricity & water
    - 1 Activity Weekend Pass included
    - 1 Parking Pass
    - Van/Rooftop Not Provided

    PREMIUM VAN/ROOFTOP
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    $405

    • Dry Camping space (Bring your own electricity & water) 
    • 2 Activity Wristbands
    • 1 Parking Pass
    DRY RV
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    $525

    - Shared access to electricity & water
    - 2 Activity Weekend Passes included
    - 1 Parking Pass
    - RV Not Provided

    PREMIUM RV
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    $1215

    - Double Queen or King Bed & Bunk Bed Glamping Tent
    - Air Conditioning/ Heater
    - Mini-fridge, coffee maker, beautiful decor
    - Sleeps 4
    - 2 Activity Weekend Passes included
    - 1 Parking Pass

    GLAMPING
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    $1825

    - Free Standing Cabin
    - 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath
    - Two Double Beds in each bedroom
    - Kitchen & Den
    - Sleeper Sofa
    - Sleeps 8
    - 4 Activity Weekend Passes included
    - 2 Parking Passes

    CABIN
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    ADD- ONS

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    THURSDAY NIGHT ARRIVAL

    Come on Thursday and start the fun early.
    $ Varies per space
    The amount covers everyone in your party.

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    ADDITIONAL PARKING PASS

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

    $5
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    SOUVENIR T-SHIRT

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

    $25+
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    LET’S CELEBRATE

    Bottle Service or Cake & VIP Includes VIP reserved seating at a party of your choice AND a bottle or cake.

    $250

    Who’s with us

    To the brands that stand with us, thank you for being more than logos; you're the champions of our cause, infusing life and spirit into our community. Attendees, take a moment to discover these incredible partners, champions of diversity and joy. For potential partners, envision your brand as part of this story of positive change. It’s more than visibility; it’s about making a real impact and connecting hearts. Ready to go beyond the logo? Join us in crafting meaningful experiences and making a difference!
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    Title Sponsor
    Major Sponsor
    Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Platinum Sponsor
    Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Silver Sponsors
    Islandjon Vodka
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    White Lawn Care Logo

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Are there showers and toilets?

    Yes, nice restrooms are plentiful and on-site.  And we will have a cleaning service to keep them nice and clean. See pic above.

    I'm new to camping, 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 the difference between a premium tent site and dry tent?

    Dry tent means that you bring your own water and electricity (power bank, no generators). No worries, it's easy and 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

    For security reasons, we only disclose the address to paid registrants. That said it's located in Central GA, less than 2.5 hours from Atlanta.

    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 2.25 hours from Cordele, GA.

    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.

    How old do I have to be attend?

    You must be 21 and over to attend.

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