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Becoming an Outdoor Family Event Taking Registrations

PIERRE, S.D. – Pickerel Lake Recreation Area near Grenville will host the Becoming an Outdoor Family event July 27-29.

The event is designed for beginner camping families, families who want to try new outdoor activities and those who enjoy the company of like-minded families.

“Becoming an Outdoor Family is an opportunity to try different activities, learn new skills and spend a weekend outdoors with your family,” said Emilie Miller, program specialist for South Dakota state parks. “It’s also a chance to meet other families who share similar interests.”

Workshop fees are $60 per family. The fee includes instruction in four skills sessions, program materials, equipment use during the workshop and an electric campsite for two nights. A campsite reservation will be made for participating families, but they must provide their own camper or tent. Families can extend their camping reservation to include the following weekend, July 30-31, for an additional $40. Families must be registered by May 31 in order to extend their stay through the weekend.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and is not included in the registration fee.

Sessions include paddling (canoe, kayak, paddleboard), GPS/geocaching, outdoor yard games and Dutch oven cooking.

Register online for the Becoming an Outdoor Family program. Learn more about the event at http://gfp.sd.gov/outdoor-learning/BOF.aspx or by calling 605.773.3391.