Ford Wagon Train is a family oriented camping club available to Ford
Employees, their families, and the general public. There are two active units located in
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
Activities for the children, including preps are ages 4-7, preteens
are ages 8-12, and Teens are ages 13-16 are normally held during the day.
Campers provide their
own lunch on Saturday. A group dinner takes place at or around 5:00 PM Saturdays.
The main dish is either 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.