Step Outdoors for an Incredible Family Adventure: Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend

Are you looking for outdoor adventures for your family but aren’t quite sure about taking on the adventure by yourself or would you like to add something new to your outdoor experience? Join us for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend – June 1-3, 2012!
You’ll join many other families taking part in workshops presented by expert instructors providing basic hands on experience for a variety of topics including outdoor cooking, GPS skills, wildlife photography, kayaking, kite making, making jam & jellies from wild Vermont fruit, fishing,building rustic furniture, birding by ear, trail running,  mountain biking, lots of family time, and much much more. There are over 50 workshops to choose from and something for every age group is sure to be found. Some families have been joining us for over 10 years and for many this will be their first year camping with us.

We’ll stay at both Stillwater and Big Deer State Parks on beautiful Lake Groton. At $175 for the weekend for a family of up to 8 people, its a great deal, too. One of the highlights of the weekend is the Saturday night potluck where we all come together to eat as one big family sharing delicious food provided by all the families. We’ll serve moose burgers, hamburgers and hot dogs to round out the meal. It is always an unbelievable smorgasbord of delights and everyone has a marvelous time sharing tidbits of their day’s adventure. We’ll follow dinner with a blast off of water bottle rockets over the lake!

Registration for this event is open now for you to join us. Go to for all the details. You can also see many photos from previous years on our facebook page, Becoming an Outdoor Family – Vermont.

This event is a joint effort by the University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation.

We look forward to seeing you in the forest June 1-3, 2012!!!! Register today and tell your family and friends!

 This blog post was written by Lisa Muzzey. Lisa Muzzey works for University of Vermont Extension and has been involved in Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend since its inception. If you are looking for a fun family weekend full of outdoor adventures in Vermont State Parks and would like to add something new to your outdoor experience, Becoming an Outdoor Family weekend is a fun filled experience for people of all ages!

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