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Summer fun under the stars

SOLANA BEACH — The 2013 Solana Beach Family Campout Program is set for Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, designed for families that have little or no experience camping. The city of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Department hopes to introduce residents to great experiences for families to share and explore the great outdoors.This weekend introductory adventure is taking place at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave. Activities will include family games, a spaghetti dinner, and a campfire program with real s’mores and a “Hullabaloo” concert on Saturday night. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served on Sunday morning by city of Solana Beach firefighters, with fire truck tours included. No alcohol, tobacco, pets or personal barbecues allowed.

Pre-registration is required online by visiting the city of Solana Beach Web site at and clicking on the “Register Now” button, then entering the “Activity Registration Site.” You can pay the $25 per family fee using your credit or debit card on the secure Web site.

For more information, visit or call the Parks and

Recreation Department at (858) 720-2453.