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Hullabaloo highlights 6th annual camp out

SOLANA BEACH — A performance by kid-folk duo Hullabaloo highlighted the sixth annual Solana Beach Family Camp Out, held Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at La Colonia Park.The sold-out event also included campfire stories, s’mores, free tours of the Solana Beach Historical Museum, family games, a spaghetti dinner prepared and served by Boy Scout Troop 782 and County Supervisor Dave Roberts and a pancake breakfast provided by the Solana Beach Fire Department.

“Everything went great,” said Kirk Wenger from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, which hosts the event.

Adam and Lori Kranz and their 21-month-old son, Kyle, from Tierrasanta were among the record 50 families who pitched tents for a variety of reasons.

“We heard about it through Hullabaloo,” Lori Kranz said. “We like to follow them around.”

As Chase Saimo pumped up an air mattress, his mom said she decided to try the event because she likes “easy camping.”

Another camper said he played soccer and other sports at the park, but had never spent the night there. So he decided to give it a try with his family.

The cost — $25 per family — has been the same since the event began in 2008.