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    Colorado Parks and Wildlife Opens 2013 Let’s Camp! Program for First-time Campers

    Calling all new campers and those who’ve always wanted to learn to camp. Registration is now open for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2013 Let’s Camp! program. This year’s program will be held at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and Lake Pueblo State Park. Let’s Camp! covers all the fundamentals of camping, from setting up tents to smoothly taking things down in a safe and comfortable setting.

    Offered in partnership with The North Face’s Explore Your Parks, the Let’s Camp! program introduces families to the great outdoors with experienced staff and volunteers who are available to answer questions and teach the basics in a relaxing and fun environment. No prior outdoor experience is required.

    The overnight adventure will include all the fundamentals of camping, from set up to break down in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed setting. This program is perfect for beginners who are looking to develop confidence for rewarding outdoor experiences in the future.

    All equipment except food, sleeping bags and personal utensils/dishes will be available for participants who need it. Don’t worry, the program will also provide you with a list of food you should bring and show you how to cook it, camping style!

    The Let’s Camp! Program will take place from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.

    The cost is $34 per family/group at Lake Pueblo State Park, or $40 per group at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Groups can have up to six participants and a maximum of two tents. One 6-person tent will be provided.

    • June 2-3: Lake Pueblo State Park ($34)
    • June 30-July 1: Cheyenne Mountain State Park ($40)
    • July 14-15: Cheyenne Mountain State Park ($40)
    • Aug. 4-5: Lake Pueblo State Park ($34)

    Space is limited to ten families per program so early registration is encouraged. For more information about the Let’s Camp! Program and to reserve your spot today, visit:

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