Become an outdoors family


YANKTON – Registration is now open for Lewis and Clark Recreation Area’s Becoming an Outdoor Family event.

Held June 11-13, 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.

Workshop fees are $75 per family for a campsite, $130 per family for a camping cabin. The fee includes instruction in four skills sessions, program materials, and equipment use during the workshop. The full schedule can be viewed online at gfp.sd.gov/outdoors-family.

The program includes instruction in your choice of four hands-on classes, participation in six general sessions, and two nights of camping. Families arrive Tuesday, June 11, and depart Thursday, June 13. Options are available for a campsite or a camping cabin. For an additional fee, registrants can stay through the weekend, departing Sunday, June 16.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and is not included in the registration fee. Participants are responsible for personal items. 

Session choices include archery, birdwatching, fishing, kayaking, photography, nature crafts, dam tour, fish hatchery tour and more. General sessions include yard games, shooting, scavenger hunt and yoga.

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