Family and Health
Becoming an Outdoor Family 2013
Join us May 31–June 2 for our 16th year offering outdoor educational experiences for the whole family. This program is a joint effort 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 out-of-doors.
Expert instructors begin each class with the basics, providing hands-on experience and encouraging participants to ask questions. The variety of classes includes wildlife, forestry, orienteering skills, hiking, wildlife photography, fitness, camping, kayaking, canoeing, firearm safety, fishing, and much, much more.
When and Where?
May 31–June 2, 3013
Stillwater State Park, Groton State Forest
Stillwater State Park is located on Groton Lake in 28,000-acre Groton State Forest. It has 17 lean-to sites, and 62 tent/trailer sites. There are some excellent sites and lean-tos on the shores of the lake where you can boat right up to your campsite. Stillwater also has a boat launch and a beach, and just down the road is the Forest Nature Center. Close to the campground is the beginning of many of the 22 miles of hiking trails that meander through Groton State Forest.
"Refer-A-Family" Prize Drawing
Past attendees can refer a new family to this year's Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend and be entered in a drawing for a free weekend stay for a family at any Vermont State Park, courtesy of Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation.
Here's how to enter:
- Find families that have never been to Becoming an Outdoor Family and encourage them to register.
- Tell the new family that when they register for 2013 Becoming an Outdoor Family to enter your name in the "referred by" field on their registration page. They must enter your name in their registration for you to be eligible for the drawing for a free weekend at any Vermont State Park.
- The drawing for the free weekend pass will take place at Becoming an Outdoor Family's Friday evening "Meet & Greet" welcome event.
Remember to refer a family! Good Luck!
Registration opens on March 15, 2013 at: www.vtbof2013.eventbrite.com. Registration Deadline is May 17, 2013. For a paper/mail-in registration form, please contact us at (802) 257-7967 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT).
Cost is $175.00 per family (up to 8 people). Campsites and classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each class has a limited number of spaces.
For program information, please contact Debbie Fajans at email@example.com or by phone at 802-257-7967 ext. 306 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free within Vermont).
For registration questions, please contact Gail Makuch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802-257-7967 ext. 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free within Vermont).
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Gail Makuch at 802-257-7967 x 301 or 1-800-278-5480 (toll-free in VT) or e-mail at email@example.com by April 29, 2013 so we may assist you.
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