Family Campout

at Catalina State Park

April 1-2, 2017

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Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors! You will learn how to set up a tent and an introduction to cooking outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping!

Registration Fee: $70 for a family of up to 4 people. Additional family members $5 each up to 6 people. One family per registration. For familes greater than 6, or groups — special arrangements are needed — please email ljuers@azstateparks.gov. Sorry, children 5 years and younger and pets cannot attend this program. Since this event focuses on learning to tent camp, RVs are not allowed. If a session is listed as Full, you may be added to the Wait List by emailing ljuers@azstateparks.gov.

Families should bring food, sleeping bags or any bedding, pillows, camping chairs, clothing, sturdy shoes and personal items including toothpaste, towels, soap, etc. The program will provide tents, sleeping mats, flashlights, chairs and all activity equipment. Beverages provided include water, coffee, tea, and sports drinks. Snacks provided include: seasonal fruit, granola bars and more. Families are responsible for bringing two lunches, dinner and breakfast.

Activities Include:

Based on park, participant ages and weather conditions: Guided Hikes • Mountain Bike Clinic • Archery • Geocaching • Fishing Clinic • Live Animal Demonstrations • Campfire Stories • Presentations on Geography, Birding, Geology, Astronomy • Service Project. Note that not all activities are offered at each park.

Program Provides:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping mats
  • Camp chairs
  • First aid kits
  • All activity equipment
  • Plus: Water, coffee, daily snacks, Dutch Oven dessert for dinner, and campfire treats!

Families Provide:

  • Food for Saturday's lunch and dinner, and Sunday's breakfast and lunch (see sample menu and shopping list below)
  • Sleeping bags or any available bedding 
  • Pillows
  • Clothing
  • Good, sturdy shoes
  • Water bottles
  • Flashlights
  • Personal items (toothpaste, towels, soap, etc.)

Visit the Family Campout page for more information