texas outdoor family

Have you always wanted to go camping but you haven’t tried it because you don’t know the first thing about putting up a tent or starting a fire?

I know that feeling.   Camping can be a bit intimidating…

What kind of tent do I need?  

What will I eat?  

And what the heck is a “mess kit”?

Well, don’t wonder any longer.

The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program is designed to teach you and your family the basic outdoor skills you need to enjoy a great overnight camping experience.   Their workshops are hosted at state parks where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills.

She Is Dallas Info:   There are currently many TOF workshops scheduled for state parks in the DFW area through the end of June.   Check out the TOF calendar for specific dates and locations.   The price is $65/family for 1-night workshops and $85/family for 2-night workshops and your camping equipment is provided for you so you don’t have to worry about running out to buy a tent for this. There is a limit of 6 people per site. For more information, please visit the Texas Outdoor Family website and specifically take a look at their FAQ page.   You can also follow Texas Outdoor Family on Facebook.

You will learn everything you need to create great memories enjoying the outdoors with your family, including:

  • How to set up and break down camp (including your tent)
  • Fire starting
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Guided walks
  • Nature activities
  • How to use a GPS
  • Geocaching
  • Introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities (such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching) depending on the site location, facilities and the season of the year

Best of all, no experience is necessary and you get all the help and advice you need from highly skilled outdoor specialists and trained volunteers!

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