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OPRD invites novice campers to 'Let's Go Camping'

March 8, 2017

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping experience this summer at an Oregon state park. Registrations are now being accepted for the Let's Go Camping program. Events will be held at nine different parks.

For $30 per family, OPRD provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help campers set up tents, build campfires, prepare meals in the campsite and more.

Activities could include ranger-led hikes, owl prowls, bat chats and plenty of s'mores.

Register for one of the following events by calling 800-551-6949. Most events are limited to 35 people and spots are filling quickly.

June 16-18: L.L.Stub Stewart
June 30-July 2: Deschutes River
July 7-9: Cascadia
July 14-16: Willamette Mission
July 21-23: Silver Falls
July 21-23: Prineville Reservoir
July 28-30: Ainsworth
August 11-13: Milo McIver
August 25-27: Champoeg
September 8-10: Memaloose