We're getting to the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Many people would like to spend it camping, but don't know where to go or what to bring.
Arizona State Parks' Arizona Family Campout Program is exactly what first time campers or those with little experience need to get going.
The program is designed to introduce families to outdoor experiences and inspire them to continue to explore on their own.
The activities for families are desert survival, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, astronomy, bats, archery, and more.
The program will provide: tents, sleeping mats, camp chairs, lanterns, flashlights, GPS units, water bottles, first aid kits, equipment for activities, water, lemonade, coffee and all food including two lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, daily snacks and campfire treats.
Families need to bring sleeping bags or any available bedding, pillows, clothing, sturdy shoes and personal items including toothpaste, towels,soap, etc.
The registration fee is $65 for a family of 4 and any additional family member is $5 for each person. Children 5 years and younger and pets cannot attend the program.
Arizona State Parks' Arizona Family Campout Program
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Patagonia Lake in Patagonia: April 13-14 & April 27-28
Catalina near Tucson: April 20-21