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Kansas to host Capital Camp-Out at park near governor's official residence

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TOPEKA, Kan. - Camping and outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for a Kansas outing that is part of a national effort to get more people camping.

The Capital Camp-Out is scheduled for May 30 at MacLennan Park in northwest Topeka near Cedar Crest, the governor's official residence. The event is one of four being held across the United States as part of National Great Outdoors Month.

Gov. Sam Brownback is to mark the month by signing a proclamation to being the event.

Campers will be offered a variety of activities, such as fishing and camping instruction. Equipment and camping gear provided for the event will be donated to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for use in its first-time campers program.

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