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2022 Glow and Know Firefly Camp Out at Kellettville Campground
USACE Kellettville Campground
Kellettville, PA
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This year's G&K campout offers a unique Nature Immersion experience for ten(10) novice to expert campers.  

The Glow & Know Campout is a unique nature experience scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kellettville Campground. The event begins at 1 pm and concludes the following morning. The campsite, food and beverages are included.  This is intended for couples and families with school-age children.  Children under 10 years of age are FREE.  DO not register/pay for children.  This event is not intended for children younger than 6 years old.

Campsite, firewood, food, beverages, materials and guides are included.  During the day, campers can choose from various nature activities including guided walks about the Tionesta and Salmon Creek areas, nature arts & crafts, and/or children's activities. Campers are encouraged to bring personal fishing gear, kayaks, canoes or tubes for a creek float during the afternoon.  That evening, a campfire for hot dogs & s'mores, with music followed by the late evening program and viewing of fireflies including the Synchronous firefly (Photinus Carolinus).  Stargazing and Long-exposure photography are also being encouraged to those with telescopes or digital cameras. In addition, attendees can volunteer to observe and collect data as community scientists and assist PAFF with their firefly research programs.

Schedule of events:

10 am-1 pm...arrive/set-up in camping spots/snack lunch
1 pm...Introductions
1:30 pm...Geology/fossils of Tionesta and Salmon Creek
2 pm...Explore Tionesta Creek, Bug Bingo/Creek Critters; Nature Arts & Crafts; optional kayak/tube float, fly-fishing, etc.
6 pm...Return to Camp, show & tell photos
6:30 pm...Campfire hot dogs & s'mores
7:30 pm...Campfire stories and sing-along
9 pm ... Fireflies of Pennsylvania;
9:30 pm...Assemble into designated spots for Synchronous FF viewing; Stargazing; Long Exposure Photography
1 am...End of program
Next Morning:
8 am... Continental Breakfast, Group photos, Good-byes
10 am... Break Camp

Registration for GLOW & KNOW is $100/person (plus service fee) which includes:
Campsite fee, firewood, hot dogs, s'mores, snacks, and continental breakfast, beverages and drinking water.  Campers may supply their own food and beverages for personal consumption.  NO Alcoholic Beverages are permitted on the USACE property and waterways.
Prizes for all attendees
Reference materials on all expert talks
Bluetooth Personal Listening Device for the evening program

Children under 10 yrs old are free with paying adult(s), no unaccompanied children under 18 years.  You will be asked to list children's names on the survey when checking out. DO NOT register or pay for children under 10 on your paid registration.  


Kellettville Campground is a basic campsite.   There are no electric hookups or showers.  There are flush toilets and an RV dump station. There are picnic tables and fire rings at each site and a picnic shelter.  Campers must provide their own tent or RV and camping gear.  Raingear and camp chairs are a must. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions or allergies.  You may also want to bring your kayaks, canoes or tubes for a creek float.  Attendees assume all risks for the water activities including wading/swimming.  Bring fishing gear, adults must have a valid 2022 PA Fishing License.  Children and pets must be supervised at all times by the parent or accompanying adult(s).  PAFF and its designees assume no responsibility for children or pets.  NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED in the USACE campground or Tionesta Creek Waterways.

This is a RAIN-OR-SHINE event. The weather in June is unpredictable and prone to showers and frequent changes.  We do not cancel due to rain.  If you are prepared, it should not interfere with most of the planned activities.  However, the G&K Campout is subject to suspension or cancellation in the event of local severe weather or threats to public safety.  In which case, refunds or exchanges will be offered to those in attendance less the processing fees.

Cancellations 7-days before will receive 100% refund minus processing fees.  Cancellations within 7-days of the event will receive 50% refund minus the processing fees.  NO SHOWS or cancellations on the day of the event will NOT receive refunds.  Your registration is transferrable.  If you cannot attend the event, you may send another person in your place.  

Fireflies are above all creatures of nature.  PAFF has been monitoring and keeping data on firefly activity in these campsites for a number of years.  However, firefly emergence and flashing displays are prone to temperatures and weather conditions.  There are no guarantees nor assurances that campers will see Synchronous fireflies on the night of the scheduled campout.  The G&K programs are designed to provide campers with enough information that they will be able to discover and observe fireflies on their own at a future date.

Ten lucky persons (not including children under 10 yrs.) will be accepted into the Glow and Know experience to ensure a low impact, safe, and engaging event for all. Physical distancing (6ft) will be respected during all group activities. Participants assume all responsibility for any and all risk of possible exposure to the COVID-19.  Please do not attend if you, or anyone in your party, has been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks.  Participants will be asked to withdraw from the event if they have a fever or present other symptoms of illness without refund.

PAFF is a registered 501(c)3 and proceeds benefit our mission to educate the public and raise awareness about all the fireflies in NW Pennsylvania and help to support the research of our interns.
Registration Options
Jun 28, 2022 1:00 PM

Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
Camper $100.00 ($105.99 w/service fee) 1
Includes camping fees, firewood, food & beverages, music, materials, guide, expert presentations, use of bluetooth audio/listening device  
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USACE Kellettville Campground (View)
Branch Road
Kellettville, PA 16353
United States


Education > Tours
Music > All Ages

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: PA Firefly Festival
On BPT Since: Feb 26, 2018
PA Firefly Festival

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