Relax while actively learning how to enjoy the outdoors in a Texas state park. The Texas Outdoor Family program, offered by Texas Parks and Wildlife, gives participants hands-on experience in outdoor skills like camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, geocaching and outdoor cooking, all under the care of a Texas State Park ranger.
Being active outdoors is a great source of exercise, stress release and family fun.
All necessary camping equipment, including tents and cooking gear, is provided as part of the weekend workshop fee of $65 per family for up to six people. Campers need only bring a sleeping bag, food and personal items.
A major component of the program teaches participants about conservation ethics and introduces them to park rangers and what they do. The entire approach adopts a “leave no trace” philosophy, so it’s environmentally friendly. There are multiple weekend workshops statewide from March through June.
Location: Texas State Parks. For reservations, call 512-389-8903. For more info, visit tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bof and click on the Texas Outdoor Family link under the activities tab.