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Songs, stories and s’mores highlight annual sleepover

SOLANA BEACH —Campfire songs, stories and s’mores highlighted the third annual Solana Beach Family Camp Out, held July 24 and July 25 at La Colonia Park.
Although sleep was in short supply, fun was not as everyone from veteran campers to first-time campers enjoyed the sold-out event.
The cost was $25 for one of 40 available spaces and included the campfire program along with free tours of the Solana Beach Historical Museum, family games, a spaghetti dinner served by local Boy Scout Troop 782 and a pancake breakfast provided by the Solana Beach Fire Department.
It was the second year Eric, Garth and Nicolas Bourdette, three generations of native San Diegans, camped on the La Colonia lawn.
“Last year was awesome,” Solana Beach resident Garth Bourdette said. “That’s why we’re back.”
There were also campers from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, La Costa and Orange County. Kirk Wenger from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department brought his son along.
He said everyone had fun but by Monday morning he still hadn’t quite caught up on his sleep.