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 group 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 2013 event listing.
Join our group of expert 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 Reservations Northwest 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 Jill Nishball
Parks Volunteer Services Specialist
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Office: (503) 986-0752
Download the 2013 Let's Go Camping brochure
2013 Summer Season: Dates & State Park Locations
Follow the links for park descriptions and directions.
Tumalo State Park (Central Oregon - Bend area)
Champoeg State Heritage Area (Willamette Valley - Canby area)
Silver Falls State Park (Cascade foothills - Silverton area)
South Beach State Park (Central Coast - Newport area)
This Let's Go Camping summer series is funded in part through a generous donation from The North Face: Explore Your Parks program.