AZ State Parks providing camping classes for beginners - Tucson News Now

AZ State Parks providing camping classes for beginners

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Ever wanted to take the family camping, but have no idea what needs to be done?  There is a class for that, offered at Catalina State Park. 

The Family Campout Program is taking place this weekend and there is still space for first time camping families to participate.

Arizona State Parks says the program is designed for families that have little to no experience with camping.  The camping classes are being held in nine different state parks, with classes being held in a different park each weekend. 

Worried about gear, no sleeping bags or tents, no problem the program will provide a tent, sleeping mats plus the equipment required for the programs planned activities.  These include live animal demonstrations, fishing clinics and service projects.  Activities will vary with each park.  Also provided in the program are lemonade, coffee, and one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner, plus daily snacks and campfire treats. 

The first class will be taking place this weekend at Catalina State Park.  To sign up for the class go online to  

Registration is $85 for a family of four, for each additional family member add $5. Children under the age of five and pets cannot attend this program.

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