Missouri State Parks Promote Learn2 Camp

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May 4, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Missouri State Parks is teaming up with The North Face’s Explore Your Parks Program this summer to teach families how to have an enjoyable and safe camping experience in its Learn2 Camp program.

This summer, 40 families will have the opportunity to participate in the program, which will be held at five different Missouri state parks during June, according to a news release.

Workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • June 2 – Watkins Woolen Mill State Park, Lawson.
  • June 9 – Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson.
  • June 16 – Stockton State Park, Stockton.
  • June 23 – Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood.
  • June 30 – Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville.

"It’s hard to imagine an activity that brings families together better than camping," said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Our goal is to help everyone become more familiar with camping so they too can enjoy this great experience."

In the Learn2 Camp program, Missouri State Parks will supply the camping equipment, instructors to teach basic camping skills, a campsite in a state park campground, recipes and a list of things you should bring. Each lucky camping family should bring food for meals, bedding, personal items such as soap, and a willingness to learn and discover the outdoors.

To become one of the lucky families, entrants must tell why their family wants to learn to camp in 500 words or less. Application deadline is 5 p.m. May 11 and the winners will be notified by May 15.

A family group is considered up to six people, with at least one person 18 years of age or older. Campers will need to include adequate adult supervision for children to ensure the program can be educational and enjoyable for everyone.

To apply to be a lucky Learn2 Camp program family or for more information on the program, go to

To learn more about the parks, where the programs will be held or all state park campgrounds, visit


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