Ford Wagon Train is a family oriented camping club available to Ford
Employees and their families. There are three active units located in
Fostoria, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Dearborn Michigan. Members
of the Dearborn Unit of the Ford Wagon Train choose to camp together on
the third weekend of every month starting in April and ending in
October. All of these campouts are at campgrounds reasonably
close to Dearborn, Michigan.
A typical campout begins on Friday
night at 8:00 PM with a Welcome Wagon where campers can register and
catch up with one another. Then it is time to relax around the
many campfires. Saturday starts off with a 10:00 AM meeting
covering the activities for the weekend and club business; there are
also door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Activities for the children, Preps are ages 4-7, Preteens
are ages 8-12, and Teens are ages 13-16 are held during the day. Campers provide their
own lunch on Saturday. A group dinner takes place at 5:00 PM.
The main dish (provided by the club or pot luck) and families provide sides and desserts.
At 7:00 PM the Family activity takes place (Bingo, Road Rallies, Races, and Hobo Pie Making)
with campfires following.
Sunday at 8:00 AM there is a traditional breakfast provided by
the club and then it is time to break Camp and travel home.