4th annual Corn Fest Fireworks Paddle/Venetian Kayak Tour Parade/Potluck/Beach Camp out

Come on down and camp out with us on the sandy wooded beaches of the Illinois River. Primitive only camping at its best right between the I & M Canal AND the Illinois river! Our kayaks/canoes will be right on the beach with us.  No noisy RV’s to listen to!  This is High End camping at its best.

Last year campers brought, baked brie, vegetarian chili, spice bread(made in a dutch oven), primal cookies and much more!

There will be a FIREWORKS show right across from our campground area.  Make sure to buy battery operated lights and decorate your boat up.  At 7:30 we will be paddling over out on the Illinois River area where we will have a venetian boat parade guided kayak tour and then raft up and watch the fireworks show!

Also if you dont have a tent, there are tents for rent.

This event is perfect for the first time camper!  We bring grills, ice water(just bring a water bottle & powder drink mix), firewood and miscellaneous camp things so you don’t have to. I will be making Starbucks coffeein the morning and I will supply eggs, bacon, pancakes for breakfast.

Please post what you will be bringing/making so that we don’t have 20 pasta salads! :)



Sat Sept 26, 2015 12pm
KayakMorris Campground
Griggs Drive
Morris, IL 60450
Less than 1 hour from Chicago

Never camped before? No problem! This is Perfect for the 1st time camper.
This is Full Service/All Inclusive 

Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It’s like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn’t done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains.
“Glamp” out with us on the fully wooded sandy beaches of the Illinois River.  We start with a Potluck Dinner! Bring a dish to pass(see below).   If you want meat for dinner please bring it to grill on one of our many coleman camp stoves that we will have available or our open fire pit grill.  We will bring grills, water, plates, cups, silverware, napkins and miscellaneous camp things so you dont have to.     If you dont have a tent, there aretents for rent(includes free setup/takedown), or maybe someone has one to share! We will have campfires on the beach to enjoy! This event is perfect for the first time camper!    There will be a Full Hot breakfast in the morning including Starbucks coffee, eggs, muffins, bacon, and pancakes! 

Make sure you book online through the links below.  There is limited availability for this event and the people that are booked have priority over who RSVP’s here, so if you have booked your spot online through the links then you are confirmed/paid for this event, if not you may lose your spot.



Double Kayak Guided Tour & Group Camp out Combo cost

$39 per person($25 per child 17 and under when accompanying an adult in the same boat)

(includes guided tour, campout and all the festivities.)

(3rd Person in Double kayak FREE)(must book 2 persons at above prices)(must be under 70lbs)(entire boat weight may not exceed 550 pounds)


Single Kayak Guided Tour + group campout combo
$49 per person
(includes guided tour, campout and all of the festivities)



Group Camp out Only

$19 for adults and $10 for kids(17 and under)


kayak tour


(incl. guided kayak tour if you have your own boat)

Please note you may book the campout only
and then book a Daily Rental kayak
if you don’t want to join us for our guided kayak parade.

Drive on over to the campground and unload and setup your camp gear.  Around 5:30pm we will have a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to pass.  Last name start with A thru P bring a sidedish or appetizer.  Last name starts with Q-Z bring a dessert.  

Please BRING A UNIQUE DISH!  We don’t post up what everyone is bringing so be creative:)


please list what you are bringing  talk.kayakmorris.com

Please note that there are no refunds for this event.  If you cant make it for whatever reason email kayakmorris@aol.com 24 hours prior to event and a credit will be issued in the amount paid towards use of any product in the future up until June 30, 2016

Here is what is INCLUDED with the group campout:

  • FREE Group CAMPFIRE(we supply wood and start/keep fire burning!)
  • FREE HOT BREAKFAST(eggs,ham,pancakes, etc.)STARBUCKS COFFEE
  • FREE GUIDED KAYAK TOUR(incl. with combo kayak/campout)
  • optional tent rental available(w/free setup/takedown)
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SCHLEP ANYTHING!(except maybe a smile!)


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