Family campout program offered at state parks in March, April

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(Phoenix, Arizona – February 22, 2013) – Arizona State Parks’ Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families who have little or no experience camping. The program is intended to introduce families to the great experiences that can be shared with their family and inspire them to continue to explore the great outdoors.

The State Parks that are participating in this program are:  Lost Dutchman in Apache Junction (March 9-10 and April 13 and 14), Dead Horse Ranch in Cottonwood (March 16-17 and March 23 and 24), Kartchner Caverns in Benson (April 6-7 and April 27-28), Patagonia Lake in Patagonia (April 13-14 and April 27-28) and Catalina near Tucson (April 20-21).

The activities families will experience will include desert survival, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, astronomy, bats, archery, and more. Families should bring sleeping bags or any available bedding, pillows, clothing, sturdy shoes and personal items including toothpaste, towels, soap, etc. However, the following will be provided: tents, sleeping mats, camp chairs, lanterns, flashlights, GPS units, water bottles, first aid kits, equipment for activities, water, lemonade, coffee and all food including two lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, daily snacks and campfire treats.

The registration fee is $65 for a family of four and any additional family member is $5 for each person. Children five years and younger and pets cannot attend this program. To register or for more information, visit

The Arizona Family Campout Program is made possible by an AmeriCorps grant through the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. AmeriCorps is a National Service initiative, promoted and supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Program is also supported by a generous donation of equipment by LowerGear Backpacking Center.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at, Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.

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