Written up in New York Times as a little known secret about New York, the NYC Parks and Recreation one-night campouts can be a barrel of fun. You bring the sleeping bag, they bring everything else–for free. Seriously, they feed you, provide a tent and activities. The campout rotates around the five boroughs from late spring and into early fall. It’s little secrets like this that make New York so great. Bring your little urbanite and get a taste for the wilderness, without going too far from home. Read the NYT article here, and register for your camping excursion here.