The Texas Outdoor Family program, offered by Texas Parks and Wildlife, gives people handson experience in outdoor skills such as how to set up and break down camp, fire starting, outdoor cooking, nature activities, how to use a GPS, geocaching…
and introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities, such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching and guided walks.
The program offers all necessary camping equipment, including tents and cooking gear, as part of the weekend. All campers need to bring is sleeping bags, food and personal items. A major component to the program teaches participants about conservation ethics and introduces them to park rangers and what they do. The program teaches a “leave no trace” philosophy, so it’s environmentally friendly. Weekend workshops statewide begin in March and run through June.
Workshop cost is $65 for one night; $85 for two nights for up to six people. Make reservations at 512- 389-8903. For more information, visit tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bof.