Now that camping season is under way, here’s news about a couple offers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
DCNR is again pairing with Gander Mountain on the First Time Camper Program.
The deal available at 16 Pennsylvania state parks features the free use of equipment including a four-person tent, rain tarp, sleeping pads, chairs, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and hot dog/marshmallow sticks plus two nights of camping for just $20.
Campers need to take their own food, cooking utensils and bedding.
DCNR also has a new cooperative effort with the North Face.
Seven state parks are participating in the Family Camping Program, which includes experiences guided by staff. A camper-oriented activity guide and camping coupons also will be available.
For more information, including lists of participating parks, visit www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/news/resource/res2013/13-0529-spcampers.aspx or www.visitpaparks.com or call (888) 727-2757.