St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - First time campers will have the opportunity to "learn the ropes" with the pros at nearly two dozen Minnesota state parks this summer.
The Department of Natural Resources is bringing back its popular program called "I can camp."
For a modest fee participants will receive hands-on instruction from members of the Conservation Corp on setting up camp along with camp cooking.
The use of a tent, air mattresses, cook stove and other gear is included in the adventure.
Each park offers its own unique experience.
"There's Geocaching, its kinda like treasure hunting with a GPS unit. There are hiking, fishing, biking and canoeing opportunities as well as naturalist programs. And you can't leave Jay cook without seeing the swinging bridge," said a DNR official.
Reservations for one and two night adventures are required.
Groups with up to six campers pay just 40 or 60 dollars depending on the length of their camp-out.
For more information on the "I Can Camp!" program click here.