Curious about camping? Don’t have a tent or sleeping bag? No worries. Let’s Go Camping lets you try it out with our gear.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer a summer series of guided weekend outings for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy. These events take place all across Oregon and may be coming to a park near you. Scroll down further for 2015 event listings.
REGISTRATION opens Monday March 2, 2015.
Join our group of expert staff and volunteers who are there to assist you. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go Camping!
All events feature these sessions:
|Camping basics & tent set-up|
|Equipment care & maintenance|
|Leave No Trace (outdoor ethics)|
|The 10 essentials of safe hiking|
|Fire building & safety|
|Campfire and Dutch oven cooking|
Depending upon your chosen park location, other activities
|Ranger-led hikes||Tide pooling|
|Kid's programs||Disc golfing|
|Swimming||Nature arts & crafts|
|Fishing||Night sky interpretation|
|Kayaking||Owl prowls & bat chats!|
How do I get more information or register?
Call the Oregon State Parks Reservation Center at (888) 953-7677
or e-mail for registration information.
Registration Fee: $30 per family
Have expertise in camping and interested
in helping out?
Volunteers are needed to teach sessions and
to be mentors to new camper.
Join us and camp for free!
Contact Volunteer Info
2015 Let's Go Camping brochure coming soon.
2015 Summer Season
Joseph Stewart (Southern Oregon - Medford / Grants Pass area)
Beverly Beach (Central Coast - Newport area)
Alfred Loeb (South Coast - Brookings area)
The Cove Palisades (Central Oregon - Madras / Redmond area)
Milo McIver (Portland / Estacada area)
Memaloose (Columbia Gorge - Hood River area)
Cascara - Fall Creek (Willamette Valley - Eugene area)
Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon - Prineville area)
Silver Falls (Willamette Valley - Silverton area) Closed for registrations.
July 31-Aug 2
LL Stub Stewart (Portland / Banks / Vernonia area)
Wallowa Lake (Eastern Oregon - Enterprise / Joseph area) Only 2 spots left!
Tumalo (Central Oregon - Bend area)
Champoeg (Willamette Valley - Salem area) Only 3 spots left!
Red Bridge (Eastern Oregon - La Grande area)
Sunset Bay (South Coast - Coos Bay area)
Collier Memorial (Southern Oregon - Klamath Falls area)
William M. Tugman (South Coast - Reedsport area)