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Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp offers free family summer activities
 

by: Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops

Photo by courtesy Bass Pro Shops
(Jun 18, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.)

 Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp  features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. And, it's all free! Family Summer Camp begins Saturday, June 27 and continues through Sunday, July 26 at 71 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.


During the Family Summer Camp event, free workshops, conducted by experts, will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday June 27 - July 26.  The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting.  Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures, and bird watching. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last).
 
Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp  features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together.


Families can participate in the following workshops from June 27 to July 26:
Tuesdays
Noon – Bird Watching: Bust out the binoculars and learn how to spot local bird species.
1 p.m. – Fishing: Get fishing tips and gear advice from the experts. Learn how to identify, find, and catch top species in your area.
2 p.m. – Archery: Learn all the archery basics, including the parts of the bow, shooting tips, and how anyone can get started.
3 p.m. – Kayaking: Learn the differences between canoes and kayaks, and how to stay safe in the water.
4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: From digging night crawlers to chasing fireflies, learn how to have an adventure in your own backyard.


Thursdays
Noon – Archery: Learn all the archery basics, including the parts of the bow, shooting tips, and how anyone can get started.
1 p.m. –Hunting and Shooting: Learn how to trick the noses of deer and other wild game.
2 p.m. – Travel Safety: Don’t forget these safety tips before taking off on your summer adventure. Learn how to navigate emergency situations while on the road.
3 p.m. – Water Safety: Learn about the various types of swimming strokes, proper flotation devices, and swimming rules.
4 p.m. – Camping and Conservation Awareness: Enjoy games to learn more about different animals and about hosting a backyard campout.


Saturdays
Noon – Fishing: Get fishing tips and gear advice from the experts. Learn how to identify, find, and catch top species in your area.
1 p.m. – Water Safety: Learn about the various types of swimming strokes, proper flotation devices, and swimming rules.
2 p.m. – Hunting and Shooting: Learn how to trick the noses of deer and other wild game.
3 p.m. – Kayaking: Learn the differences between canoes and kayaks, and how to stay safe in the water.
4 p.m. – Bird Watching: Bust out the binoculars and learn how to spot local bird species.


Sundays
 Noon – Hunting and Shooting: Learn how to trick the noses of deer and other wild game.


1 p.m. – Archery: Learn all the archery basics, including the parts of the bow, shooting tips, and how anyone can get started.


2 p.m. – Travel Safety:  Don’t forget these safety tips before taking off on your summer adventure. Learn how to navigate emergency situations while on the road.


3 p.m. – Camping and Conservation Awareness: Enjoy games to learn more about different animals and about hosting a backyard campout.


4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: From digging night crawlers to chasing fireflies, learn how to have an adventure in your own backyard.


In addition, kids can try free craft activities from noon – 2 p.m.June 27-28 - Make a wooden wind chime


June 30 & July 2 and July 4-5 - Create a kite photo frame


July 7 & 9 and 11-12 - Color plaster turkey track magnet


July 14 & 16 and 18-19 - Turtle sun catcher
July 21 & 23 and 25-26 – Create a lady bug clip magnet


At the stores, kids can enjoy several free hands-on activities including:


• Fishing at catch and release ponds July 4-5*


• Casting at targets**
• Shooting arcade, archery***


• Daisy BB gun ranges****
• Carousel (not available at all stores) *****


• Souvenir photo July 4-5 noon-5 p.m.


Note: Not all special activities will be available at all stores.
*Rocky View/Calgary, Alberta, and Anchorage, Alaska, stores will have casting ponds. Branson, Missouri, will not have casting pond.
** Branson, Missouri, will not offer casting challenge.
*** Branson, Missouri, and Miami, Florida, will not have shooting arcade.
****Branson, Missouri, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, will not have Daisy BB gun ranges.
*****Carousels will be available in Grapevine, Texas, Harlingen, Texas, Clarksville, Indiana, Denham Springs, Louisiana, Sevierville, Tennessee, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mesa, Arizona, East Peoria, Illinois, and  Rancho Cucamonga, California.


About Bass Pro Shops®


Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 93 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group®, a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge®, voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S.   To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.