Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Deadline approaches for families to sign up to Learn2 Camp in Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks is teaming up with The North Face Explore Your Parks Program this summer to teach families how to have an enjoyable and safe camping experience in its Learn2 Camp program. The application deadline is May 11 at 5 p.m. for the programs, which are held in June.

“Some families may want to try camping but are unfamiliar with what is needed because they don’t have much experience in the outdoors,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks. “This is where the Learn2 Camp program comes in.   We provide instruction, equipment and everything you need to start a tradition of spending the night under the stars.”

This summer, 32 families will have the opportunity to participate in the program, which will be held at four different Missouri state parks during June. Workshops will be held at the following locations: 

June 7-8 Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg (east central Missouri)
June 14-15 St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre (St. Louis area)
June 21-22 Weston Bend State Park, Weston (north Kansas City area)
June 28-29 Long Branch State Park, Macon (north central Missouri)
Families participating in the Learn2 Camp program will have access to camping equipment, instructors to teach basic camping skills and a campsite in a state park campground. 

To apply to be a Learn2 Camp program family or for more information on the program, visit To learn more about the parks where the programs will be held or all state park campgrounds, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.