Mass. offers family camping weekends

Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park

For the fourth year, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Becoming an Outdoorswoman Program will join the Department of Conservation and Recreation to offer families new to camping some opportunities to try this family-friendly outdoor activity.

Instead of one weekend, several Outdoors Family Camping Weekends will be offered in several parts of the state.

July 20 & 21– Otter River State Forest, Baldwinville (Templeton)

July 27 & 28 — Harold Parker State Forest, Andover

August 3 & 4 — Nickerson State Park, Brewster

August 10 & 11 — Tolland State Forest, Otis

Registration materials are posted online on the Outdoorswoman Events calendar here. The reservation fee is $30, and registration preference will be given for those families new to this program.

These weekend experiences are designed for families who are beginning campers. Families of all kinds are welcome.

Depending on the location, activities may include: camping fundamentals, nature walks & plant Identification, fishing, archery, nature center exploration, live animal program, outdoor cooking and an evening campfire program.

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