SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park.

The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a South Orange resident and stays for the entire event) in charge of every campsite and its participants, according to information about the campout on the South Orange website.

Campers must bring their own tents, and are welcome to bring their own games which are suitable for park use. The recreation department will provide sports equipment for volleyball, kickball and Frisbee.

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The movie The Greatest Showman will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

According to event organizers, South Orange police will patrol the park area throughout the night.

Campsites can be reserved at the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs at the Baird, or by emailing this form along with proof of residency to

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 11. 

For more information, click here.