I Can Camp!

father and son camping


I Can Camp! has ended for the season.
Check back in the spring for the 2017 schedule!


How does a parent who's more comfortable with computers than campfires introduce their kids to the fun of camping? With a one- or two-night I Can Camp! overnight program—no experience necessary. Our I Can Camp! crew will be on hand day and night to answer all of your "how do I do it?" questions.

  • One-night programs are $60; two-night programs are $85 (up to six people per tent).
  • Hands-on instruction on setting up camp, starting a campfire, camp cooking and more from our experienced I Can Camp! crew.
  • Use of tent, air mattresses, cook stove and other gear included.
  • A Minnesota State Parks one-day permit is included.
  • Geocaching, nature photography, fishing—each program offers unique activities that will entertain the whole family.
  • Advance registration is required.

Common questions about I Can Camp

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What age do my kids need to be?

What is different about the two-night program?

Can we bring our dog?

What should I bring?

How do I register?

How long does each program last?

Will we see any wildlife?

Can we leave the park to eat dinner?

What will we be eating?

Can I sign up for more than one program?

Will there be a lot of bugs?

Will I have to sleep on the ground?

What if it rains?

Can my child bring a friend?

What is there for kids to do?

Can my family bring bikes or other recreation equipment?

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