I Can! - outdoor skills programs for beginners

Program instructor helps three people launch their canoe. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Skill-building programs for beginners

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Minnesota State Parks and Trails I Can! programs take you and the kids from "I've never done that" to "Wow, that was a blast!"

  • Designed for families to try any or all for the first time.
  • Hands-on instruction from experienced and friendly crews.
  • Gear provided.
  • Free to unbelievably affordable.
Program leader helps two people set up their tent. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I Can Camp!

These one- or two-night overnight programs are your chance to introduce your kids to the fun of camping—no experience necessary.
I Can Camp! »

Program instructor helps three people launch their canoe. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I Can Paddle!

Your kids will discover the kind of amazing views only seen from the water during one of these programs designed especially for first-time paddlers.
I Can Paddle! »

Smiling children riding mountain bikes

I Can Mountain Bike!

Remember your kids' joy and triumph when they first learned to bike? Take that joy off-road with this exhilarating program.
I Can Mountain Bike! »

woman hiking through prairie

I Can Hike! (New!)

This two-hour program introduces families to hiking, with a focus on how to safely and comfortably enjoy the outdoors. 
I Can Hike! »

Grinning girl shows off a fish still on the line

I Can Fish!

There will be no I Can Fish! programs in 2021.

I Can Fish! »

Boy aims his arrow at a target

Archery in the Parks!

There will be no Archery in the Parks! programs in 2021.

Archery in the Parks! »

 

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.