Second annual Capital Campout takes place at Executive Mansion

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 00:03:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. --Some local children spent Tuesday night camping out with Governor Terry McAuliffe at Virginia's Executive Mansion during the second annual Capital Campout.

Virginia State Parks helped the first family host more than two dozen children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond.

After a day of fishing at Belle Isle, rock climbing and ziplining, it was time to head back to the mansion for a cookout.

June is great outdoors month in Virginia and the governor says he loves celebrating.

"They don’t get this opportunity and we want to expose these kids to the outdoors, why they should be going outdoors, enjoying the outdoors with the James River right here,” McAuliffe said.

The governor said he planned to spend a lot of time outside with the children, but he did not plan to  sleep on the lawn.

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