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Bass Pro Family Fun at Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shops Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shops

Springfield, MO -(Ammoland.com)- The 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.

It begins Saturday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, July 13 at 64 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada. During the Family Summer Camp event, free workshops, which are conducted by experts, will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from June 7 through July 13.

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).

Families can participate in the following workshops from July 7 to July 13:

Tuesdays

  • Noon – Bird Watching: Discover how to identify birds by their beaks and how to build a feeder.
  • 1 p.m. – Fishing: Find out what fish eat and how to identify major families of fish.
  • 2 p.m. – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.
  • 3 p.m. – Kayaking: A basic course on the history of kayaks, various uses, paddles, and safety.
  • 4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: Talk about reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and honeybees. Plus, learn about clouds. Try new games you can play in your backyard.

Thursdays

  • Noon – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.
  • 1 p.m. – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.
  • 2 p.m. – Travel Safety: Discuss selecting safe rest stops, avoiding illness, fun family songs, and car-friendly snacks.
  • 3 p.m. – Water Safety: Prepare for summertime water adventures and learn how to play it safe with properly fitted life jackets while swimming and boating.
  • 4 p.m. – Camping: Identify animal tracks, talk about lightning safety, and learn why everyone needs to be conservation campers.

Saturdays

  • Noon – Fishing: Find out what fish eat and how to identify major families of fish.
  • 1 p.m. – Water Safety: Prepare for summertime water adventures and learn how to play it safe with properly fitted life jackets while swimming and boating.
  • 2 p.m. – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.
  • 3 p.m. – Kayaking: A basic course on the history of kayaks, various uses, paddles, and safety.
  • 4 p.m. – Bird Watching: Discover how to identify birds by their beaks and how to build a feeder.

Sundays

  • Noon – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.
  • 1 p.m. – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.
  • 2 p.m. – Travel Safety: Discuss selecting safe rest stops, avoiding illness, fun family songs, and car-friendly snacks.
  • 3 p.m. – Camping: Identify animal tracks, talk about lightning safety, and learn why everyone needs to be conservation campers.
  • 4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: Talk about reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and honeybees. Plus, learn about clouds. Try new games you can play in your backyard.

In addition, kids can try free craft activities such as coloring a wooden ring toss, creating a rainbow thermometer, designing a magnifying glass, making a personal camp journal, coloring a wooden wiggle fish, and painting a wolf track. A different craft activity will be featured each week on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from noon – 2 p.m. (while supplies last).

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

  • Fishing at catch and release ponds
  • Casting at targets
  • Shooting arcade, archery
  • Daisy BB gun ranges
  • Carousel (not available at all stores).
  • Souvenir photo opportunities are available Saturdays and Sundays only from noon-5 p.m., June 7-8, and June 14-15.
  • Plus, each Saturday throughout the event families can enjoy the great tradition of homemade ice cream sampling from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Note: Not all special activities will be available at all stores.

Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader. Bass Pro Shops’ has partnered with and supports the efforts of many organizations that work to conserve and manage the nation’s natural resources. One such partner is the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and during Family Summer Camp, store visitors can make a donation to QDMA and enter for a chance to win a $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card.

In addition, everyone over the age of 21 is invited to enter a chance to win the Weekend at the Race Track Giveaway June 7-15. Two lucky winners will receive:

  • Grandstand tickets for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway including post-race access passes September 5 and 6.
  • The use of two luxury RV’s at the raceway (one for each grand prize winner and guests).
  • Garage and pit access passes.
  • Officially licensed NASCAR apparel package and tailgating supplies.
  • Private meet-n-greet with select NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers plus a post-race photo with the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp event:

Branson, Missouri store will only offer the free workshops and crafts portion of the event.

Rocky View/Calgary, Alberta store will not offer catch and release fishing pond.

Miami, Florida and Branson, Missouri will not have souvenir photos.

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 85 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 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;which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 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 number six by Travel and Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families.

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