Life’s Better Outside

The Texas Outdoor Family Program, offered by Texas Parks and Wildlife, gives hands-on experience in outdoor skills like camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, geocaching and outdoor cooking, under the care of a Texas State Park Ranger. Being active outdoors is a great source of exercise and stress release while families enjoy time together.

The Texas Outdoor Program offers families an active, healthy and fun learning experience. All the 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. Participants need to bring sleeping bags, food and personal items.

A major component to the program teaches about conservation ethics and introduces campers to park rangers and what they do. The entire approach adopts an environmentally friendly, “leave no trace” philosophy. Weekend workshops begin in March statewide and run through June.

For reservations, call 512-389-8903. For more information, visit or visit the Texas Outdoor Family Facebook page,

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