After a Winter Indoors, Its Time to Become an Outdoor Family

Families interested in exploring nature and learning basic outdoor skills are invited to participate in Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend, June 3-5, 2011 at Stillwater State Park in north-central Vermont. The event is open to all families, but is geared to those new to camping or spending time outdoors.

Families take over the state park for a weekend of camping and family fun. More than 50 different classes, will be offered throughout the weekend, all taught by outdoor professionals in a friendly, safe environment. Workshops include kayaking, outdoor cooking, fishing, mountain biking, nature photography, birding, GPS & Geocaching, hiking and more.

Saturday night features a potluck supper with a traditional campfire. Campers also will have free time to enjoy all that the park, located on Groton Lake in the 28,000-acre Groton State Forest, has to offer from hiking to swimming and boating.

The cost per family (up to eight people) is only $165, which covers the campsite and class instruction, materials and most equipment. Families need to provide their own camping gear and food, including a dish to share at the potluck supper. Tent, lean-to and RV sites are available with campsites assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Register now before this popular program fills up!

To Register: The registration form, class descriptions and other pertinent information can be viewed online at www.uvm.edu/extension/family/?Page=outdoorfamily.html.

For more information: Contact Mary Wasserman or Lisa Muzzey, UVM Extension 4-H educator, at (802) 885-8386 or (800) 278-5471.

This program is co-sponsored by the Vermont Department of Forests & Parks, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife and University of Vermont Extension.

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