Camp Dearborn preparing for Halloween Weekend

DEARBORN — Camp Dearborn, the city-owned, family-oriented recreational facility in Milford, is gearing up for its annual Halloween Campers’ Weekends Oct. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16.

Each year, hundreds of families move into the campground to take part in the fun of decorating their campsites and enjoying the autumn activities.

Each weekend begins with a magic show at 8 p.m. Friday. Jeff Wawrzaszek will entertain the entire family with his magic show in the activitiy tent.

After the show, families can climb aboard a haywagon for a ride around the camp before returning to their campsites.

One pumpkin is given to each family at check-in Friday to carve at their campsite and join in Saturday’s first activity, the pumpkin carving contest. Saturday’s activities continue with a mummy wrap, games, costume parade and contest, and more hayrides.

All activities lead to the highlight of every Halloween celebration: trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treaters of all ages go from campsite to campsite begging for candy from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday All traffic is stopped during this period to ensure the safety of the children.

Reservations for the Halloween Weekends can be made at either of the Camp Dearborn offices: (313) 943-2350 or (248) 684-6000. Camp Dearborn has 118 tents and 30 rustic cabins for rent, and 191 campsites for visitors who bring their own RV, tent or popup.

Halloween campers should take along plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters.

More information on Camp Dearborn, and a schedule of Halloween events, can be found on the camp’s website,