TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - New to camping and aren't sure where to start? Arizona State Parks has just the thing - the Family Campout Program.
It's a one-weekend adventure designed for first time family campers. During the weekend families will work with a Camp Coordinator and other families to learn how to set up their tent and prepare meals on a camp stove.
Additional activities over the weekend will vary depending on the park campers are at and include: mountain biking, hiking, fishing, archery, geocaching, animal demonstrations, campfire stories, birding, and more. Families will also work on a service related project.
Participating state parks and weekend dates for spring 2016:
While some equipment is provided by the program: tents, sleeping mats, flashlights, chairs and all activity equipment. Beverages provided include water, coffee, tea, and sports drinks. Snacks provided include: seasonal fruit, granola bars and more.
Camping families are asked to bring the following: food (enough for two lunches, dinner and breakfast) sleeping bags or any bedding, pillows, camping chairs, clothing, sturdy shoes and personal items including toothpaste, towels, soap, etc.