Vermont offers outdoor course for families
Families interested in learning more about the outdoors may consider attending the state's 13th annual "Becoming an Outdoor Family" weekend.
The weekend is run by the University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation to promote, address, and instill in the general public a basic understanding of environmental conservation, safety and fun in the outdoors.
The weekend, being held at the Groton State Forest in the Stillwater State Park from June 4 through June 6, will consist of 53 separate workshops all aimed at helping families become more confident in their outdoor skills.
The workshops include a variety of topics including shooting, fishing, camping, photography, cooking and nature writing.
"This is a weekend filled with exciting, educational adventures that introduce families to the fundamentals of camping and other outdoor recreation, with an emphasis on safety and fun," said Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Jason Gibbs. "It's like a week of summer camp all rolled up into one exceptional family weekend."
The cost for the weekend is $165 per family, which covers the cost for camping, instruction, materials and equipment.
Individuals interested in the weekend can visit BecomingAnOutdoorFamily.EventBrite.com.