I Can Camp!

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How does a parent who's more comfortable with computers than campfires introduce their kids to the fun of camping? With a one- or two-night I Can Camp! overnight program—no experience necessary. Our I Can Camp! crew will be on hand day and night to answer all of your "how do I do it?" questions.

  • One-night programs are $60; two-night programs are $85 (up to six people per tent).
  • Hands-on instruction on setting up camp, starting a campfire, camp cooking and more from our experienced I Can Camp! crew.
  • Use of tent, air mattresses, cook stove and other gear included.
  • A Minnesota State Parks one-day permit is included.
  • Geocaching, nature photography, fishing—each program offers unique activities that will entertain the whole family.
  • Advance registration is required.

2016 Schedule!

Ready to sign up? Reserve now!

Date

State Park

1-Night

2-Night

Sat., June 4

Interstate State Park

X

 

Sat., June 4

Minneopa State Park

X

 

Sat., June 11

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

X

 

Sat., June 11

William O'Brien State Park

X

 

Sat., June 18

Sibley State Park

X

 

Sat., June 18

Wild River State Park

X

 

Fri., June 24

Tettegouche State Park

 

X

Sat., June 25

Flandrau State Park

X

 

Fri., July 8

Gooseberry Falls State Park

 

X

Sat., July 9

Whitewater State Park

X

 

Fri., July 15

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

 

X

Sat., July 16

Fort Snelling State Park

X

 

Fri., July 22

Scenic State Park

 

X

Fri., July 22

Lake Bemidji State Park

 

X

Sat., July 30

Afton State Park

X

 

Sat., July 30

Jay Cooke State Park

X

 

Fri., August 5

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

 

X

Sat., August 6

Afton State Park

X

 

Fri., August 12

Glendalough State Park

 

X

Fri., August 12

Whitewater State Park

 

X

Sat., August 20

Lake Carlos State Park

X

 

Sat., August 20

William O'Brien State Park

X

 

Fri., August 26

Itasca State Park

 

X

Sat., August 27

St. Croix State Park

X

 

Sat., September 3

Father Hennepin State Park

X

 

Sat., September 3

Lake Maria State Park

X

 

Common questions about I Can Camp

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Can we bring our dog?

What should I bring?

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How long does each program last?

Will we see any wildlife?

Can we leave the park to eat dinner?

What will we be eating?

Can I sign up for more than one program?

Will there be a lot of bugs?

Will I have to sleep on the ground?

What if it rains?

Can my child bring a friend?

What is there for kids to do?

Can my family bring bikes or other recreation equipment?

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.