Spring sessions still open for Family Campout Program at AZ State Parks

Spring sessions still open for Family Campout Program at AZ State Parks

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.

Registration is now open for spring sessions at AZStateParks.com/Family. The program  fee is $70 for a family of 4. Additional immediate family members are $5 each. Sorry, children 5 years and younger or pets cannot attend this program. Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served.

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.

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