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 2017 event listings.
REGISTRATION - OPEN NOW!
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|
And... depending upon your chosen park location, other activities may include:
|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 for registration information.
Registration Fee: $30 per family. You get 2 nights of camping, camping loaner gear, all instruction and materials
COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Do you have expertise in camping skills and an interest in helping out?
Volunteers assist in teaching sessions and serve
as mentors new campers. Join us and camp for free!
Contact Jill Nishball at our Bend office
2017 Summer Season
June 16 - 18: L.L.Stub Stewart (Portland / Banks / Vernonia area) Only 1 spot left!
June 30 - July 2: Deschutes River (Columbia River Gorge - The Dalles area)
July 7 - 9: Cascadia (Willamette Valley - Sweet Home area)
July 14 - 16: Willamette Mission (Willamette Valley - Salem area)
July 21 - 23: Silver Falls (Willamette Valley - Silverton area) Event Full
July 21 - 23: Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon - Prineville area)
July 28 - 30: Ainsworth (West Columbia River Gorge) Filling up fast!
August 11 - 13: Milo McIver (Willamette Valley - Estacada area) Only 5 spots left!
August 25 - 27: Champoeg (Willamette Valley - Newberg area) Event Full
September 8 - 10: Memaloose (Columbia River Gorge - The Dalles area)