'Let's Go Camping' TV Series Debuts Sunday
A new series about camping found the setting for its first program — Peanut Island State Park, just off the northern tip of Palm Beach, Fla. It offers "breathtaking scenery, cooking demonstrations, respect for Mother Earth and laughter," show officials said.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 4), Comcast cable will carry "Let's Go Camping TV" in Florida and 13 other states on its CSS sports channel. It is repeated at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.
Leading the weekly expeditions will be former radio executive and host Marty Perrone, his sister and resident camp cook Toni Perrone and Jacqueline Desrochers.
"Camping brought exciting first-hand experiences to us that we weren't getting on television or in the classroom," said Perrone. "We went hiking, observed all sorts of animals, cooked over an open fire and told stories around the campfire at night. Nature entertained us."
In each episode, the cast will go bike riding, fishing, airboating, snorkeling, swimming and more.
Future episodes include stops at the Lake Okeechobee Outpost in Pahokee and the KOA campground in St. Augustine. At each location viewers "will experience local sights, be introduced to the latest camping innovations and see cooking demonstrations with recipes from viewers and website visitors," show officials said.
"There's nothing like a great campfire to share the youngest and oldest of stories; age is irrelevant. Spending time with nature means an invitation is never required," Desrochers said.