Develop (or brush up on) your fire-starting and camp cooking skills and sleep on comfy air mattresses in tents large enough to accommodate two adults and up to three children at Minneopa State Park on July 6 from 10:00 a.m. until July 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Experienced I Can Camp! instructors will show your family how to set up camp, start a campfire, cook with camping stoves, and more. The one-night program is $60. A Minnesota State Parks one-day permit and camping equipment (the use of a tent, cook stove, air mattresses and other gear) is included.
“We provide all the gear along with friendly instructors who can show you how to use it,” said Erika Rivers, director of Minnesota State Parks and Trails. “Our goal is to make it easy for busy families to discover the fun of spending time outdoors together.”
Reservations for the overnight I Can Camp! programs are required and can be made online or by phone.
- 866-857-2757 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, excluding holidays.
I Can Camp! is part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. Other programs in the series introduce fishing, paddling, mountain biking and archery to beginners.
The I Can! programs are made possible with support from the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The Parks and Trails Fund receives 14.25 percent of the three-eighths percent sales tax revenue that may only be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.