Council to hold friday night campout on campus

With the Frogs on the road at San Diego State University, students looking for excitement over the weekend won’t have to look far.

The university’s Programming Council will be holding a campout in the Campus Commons on Friday night.

Activities include making s’mores at 8 p.m. followed by a showing of “The Hangover” at 9 p.m.

Megan Trout, a sophomore resident of Samuelson Hall will be attending the event Friday.

Trout said she is excited about watching the movie and making s’mores.

“I like making smores,” Trout said. “I haven’t had smores since the summer.”

Trout said she found out about the event when she received an invitation via Facebook.

Freshman Rachel Chambers, creator of the Facebook event page, said Programming Council came up with the idea after a suggestion by council member Monica Noteboom.

“We were brainstorming ideas for events and she thought of the idea of a campout sort of thing,” Chambers said. “From there we just took off.”

The team behind the planning of the campout consists of five first-year Programming Council members, overseen by a director, sophomore Justin Paxton. Members of the group include Chambers, Noteboom, Trip Going, Collin Seale and Zach Jablonowski.

Chambers said Programming Council allows their first-year members to create and plan an event on campus, which led to the campout.

“We all threw out some ideas and narrowed it down to what is reasonable and what we could do,” Chambers said. “We met every Wednesday at the Programming Council meetings and figured out our plan.”

Although the campout is not an overnight event, Chambers said students are welcome to stay as late as they wish. She also encouraged them to bring blankets.

Hot chocolate, water, and sodas will be provided all night.

If bad weather occurs, Chambers said the s’mores will be cancelled and the event will move into the BLUU Auditorium.

When: Friday, Nov. 6

Time: 8 p.m. – Midnight

Place: Campus Commons

Host: Programming Council

Free for all students

In the event of rain, location will move to the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium