I Can! - outdoor skills programs for beginners

Program instructor helps three people launch their canoe.

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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.


Two children in a tent, reading by flashlight after dark.

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! »

Two canoes with smiling adults, paddling on calm water.

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! »

A child bikes over obstacles on a mountain bike course.

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! »

Two grinning children show off a small 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! »

An archery instructor helps a child nock her arrow and aim.

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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