I Can! - outdoor skills programs for beginners

I Can! - Outdoor Skills Programs for Beginners

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The I Can! programs from Minnesota State Parks and Trails will 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.

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! »

Grinning girl shows off a fish still on the line

I Can Fish!

Share the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there's a tug on the line. This program is all about the anticipation and thrill of your kids learning to catch fish.
I Can Fish! »

Boy aims his arrow at a target

Archery in the Parks!

Be your own action heroes and go beyond video games! This program lets you share the exact moment when your child first aims for a goal and hits it.
Archery in the Parks! »

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These  programs are made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.