3:13 pm - Sunday December 17, 4152

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partners with The North Face

Explore Your Parks Program Helps Families Discover the Outdoors

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to partner with The
North Face in expanding the Explore Your Parks program to encourage
families to get outdoors and enjoy the nation’s treasured and endangered
state parks. The North Face, along with the American Hiking Society and
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, has teamed up with state parks
in 10 regions, including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, across the country
in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of close-to-home
recreational opportunities.

Participating The North Face stores in Colorado will be providing
activity guides and free park passes to customers, offering free access
to Colorado’s state parks. The Explore Your Parks activity guides
provide helpful tips for five different outdoor activities and
suggestions on which state parks are best to enjoy these activities.
Additionally, The North Face is supporting first-time camper programs to
help introduce new communities to close-to-home opportunities to get

The Let’s Camp! program for first-time campers provide overnight
experiences for those new to camping or for those who could use a
refresher. No prior outdoor knowledge is needed and there’s even new
loaner equipment for you and your family to use. The Let’s Camp! Program
started with a donation by The North Face and covers all the
fundamentals of camping and cooking outdoors, while showing attendees
some of the fun open-air activities that can make your camping trip one
you won’t forget. To sign up, please visit the parks’ website at:

“If you don’t have anyone in your life to show you how to pack your bag
for a backpacking trip, how to set up a tent or even how much water you
need for an overnighter, getting outside for the first time can be
daunting,” said Ann Krcik director of Outdoor Exploration for The North
Face. “Our goal is to help families begin to create an outdoor legacy, a
tradition of exploration that can be passed down from generation to
generation and the Explore Your Parks camping programs and gear will
help do that.”

State Park Partners include those in California, Colorado, Georgia,
Maryland, Idaho, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, New York and Oregon.
Local overnight camping events and first-time camping programs open to
all, including military, veterans and their families.



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