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Enjoy free family summer activities at Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

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 24 and continues through Sunday, July 23 at Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.

During the Family Summer Camp event, free workshops, which are conducted by store experts, will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday June 24-July 23. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, shooting and archery. Other workshops include hiking and backpacking, water safety for boating and kayaking, and learning about animals in the wild. 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. When kids have finished all six workshops they will receive a completion pin (while supplies last).

Families can participate in the following workshops:


Noon Fishingfreshwater/saltwater

1 p.m. Animals in the Wildidentifying animals

2 p.m. Water Safetyboating/kayaking

3 p.m. Trek and Prepshelter, maps, tools


Noon Fishingfreshwater/saltwater

1 p.m. Shooting/Archeryhunting and recreational

2 p.m. Camping/Hikingfire safety, supplies

3 p.m. Animals in the Wildidentifying animals


Noon Shooting/Archeryhunting and recreational

1 p.m. Water Safetyboating/kayaking

2 p.m. Trek and Prepshelter, maps, tools

3 p.m. Camping/Hikingfire safety, supplies

In addition, kids can try free craft activities such as coloring a camp bag, creating a wooden camp photo frame, planting grass seeds in a decorative pot, and painting a duck track magnet and a wiggle fish. A different craft activity will be featured each week on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from noon - 2 p.m. (while supplies last).

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

Casting buckets challenge
Archery shooting arcade
Daisy BB gun ranges
Souvenir photo download
Catch and Release Pond* opportunity is available at select stores only, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 only, from noon-5 p.m.

This year, a new games area offers free family games such as Spikeball, Kan Jam, bag toss, ladderball and washer toss. Plus, these fun games are available for purchase at Bass Pro Shops stores.

For more information and details visit www.basspro.com/summercamp.

Note: Not all special activities will be available at all stores. Check your local store for specific events and activities.

*Anchorage, Alaska, Rocky View/Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver stores will offer a casting pond in lieu of the catch and release fishing pond.

About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his fathers liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, Americas Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as one of Americas Best Employers.


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