Oregon Launches “Let’s Go Camping” Campaign

Let’s face it: Camping can be challenging, especially if you’ve never gone before. You have to worry about what to pack, where to go and how to set up that brand-new tent. Luckily, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has you covered.

The OPRD has launched “Let’s Go Camping,” a summer program aimed at helping beginners get acquainted with the basics of camping. The overnight camping program will feature ranger-led nature hikes; Dutch oven cooking and fire safety; owl prowls and bat hikes; and educational segments on plant identification, sustainable camping and how to camp without leaving a trace. There will even be extra equipment in case you haven’t acquired all the camping gear necessities just yet.

Each event is only $20 per family. Events run almost every weekend from June 5 to September 26 and take place all over Oregon, from Willamette Mission State Park to Valley of the Rogue State Recreation Area.

For more information on the “Let’s Go Camping” program, ontact Kevin Farron at 503-508-5095 or kevin.farron@state.or.us. If you’d like to be a volunteer, contact Jill Nishball at 503-986-0752 or jill.nishball@state.or.us.

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