Families Had a Blast at City of Clermont’s Third Annual Great Clermont Camp-Out


The City of Clermont’s third annual Great Clermont Campout was sold out with about 40 of the 60 families as repeat participants — quite a special group.


The event went from 11 a.m. Feb. 2 to 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at Waterfront Park. Families pitched tents and camped under the stars in the City of Clermont’s picturesque park with dreamy views of Lake Minneola.


“This popular event is a wonderful way for families to enjoy Clermont’s great outdoors overnight in a safe environment,” City Manager Darren Gray said. “There was something for all ages and friendships have formed through the years.”

It was a weekend of family fun. Participants made special memories they’ll never forget as they cozied up by the bonfire with s’mores and campfire songs, watched movies under the stars (“Cars 3” and “Goonies”), played backyard games and enjoyed activities like camping bingo, trivia, kayaking and neon soccer. They also competed in a contest for best tent poster, judged by Gray, among others.

Dinner and breakfast were provided, along with a commemorative T-shirt per person and a bag with a towel per family. The Great Clermont Campout was presented by the City of Clermont and sponsored by South Lake Hospital – Orlando Health, Giant Recreation World, Insight Credit Union, Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute and McDonald’s of Clermont.