Great Navy Campout

The Great Navy Campout takes place this year at NRC Solomons on the scenic Chesapeake Bay on June 22-24.

Our goal is to inspire Sailors and their family members to get outside and reconnect with nature and wildlife over the summer.  The body, mind, and spirit benefit from outdoor recreation and we want to create a lasting connection, fostering a happy and healthy lifestyle for Sailors and family members!

For only $20 per person, you will get the use of a tent and a lantern, all meals and activities and leisure passes for Saturday. We will have outdoor movies, a scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, tie dye and s'mores!

Register at Community Rec by June 15!


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Can we sponsor guests to stay in separate tents?


How many people can we sponsor?

6 per eligible patron

How many tents can we utilize?

No more than 2 per sponsor

Can we bring a personal tent?

Yes, but you will still be charged the $20 per person

Can we bring our dog?


Where is our tent going to be located? Will we be by the water?

The tents will be located at the group campsites. It is not located on the water but it is just a short walk to the water.

Can we fit two tents on one site?

Yes. We have 14 group campsites reserved and we are limited to 10 per campsite, per Navy Getaways standards.

Can we put our kids in one tent and ourselves in a separate tent?

Yes, we will just need to ring it up separately to ensure we have the correct number of tents.

What time can we arrive on Friday?

Check in starts at 1700

When do we check out?

Sunday, no later than 1100

Where do we go when we get to Solomons?

There will be directional signs that will lead you to the campsite. 

Are we presented a physical ticket when we register or are we just in a system?

You will receive a receipt from Tickets and Travel. Bring your receipt with you to Solomons.

What do I get with a leisure pass?

Access to mini golf, board games, sport balls, and access to swimming pool for Saturday

Do we have to participate in organized activities?


What if I decide to leave a day early?

You can leave anytime you wish, but no refunds

How big are the tents?

All tents provided are 6 man tents

When is the last day of registration?

June 15th (Unless we sell out before then)

What happens if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event. 

 Is there power at the campsites?

No, there is no electricity at the campsites.

Are there restrooms and showers? Where are they located?

Yes, we have a comfort station across the street from the group campsites.

Can we smoke cigarettes and/or drink alcohol?

Yes, as long as you are of age and only at the group campsite.

Are there food options on base?

There is a snack shack located at the Riverside Aquatics Complex that is open from Noon-7.  They are a cash only facility and sell, hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream bars, chips, candy, water, coke, diet coke, sprite, Gatorade and Capri sun.

Are there food options close to the installation?

There is a McDonalds, Burger King, KFC/Taco Bell, and Subway located across from NRC Solomons as well a Food Lion and CVS.  There is a Target and Walmart located over the Thomas Johnson Bridge that is about 10-15 minutes away if you forgot any last minute items.  The closest Commissary and Navy Exchange is located at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River and is about 15-20 minutes away from the campsites.

Where can I find out more information on the Navy Recreation Center Solomons?

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