New York State will provide free stocked campsites this summer at various state parks to encourage families who have never camped to get into the woods. The First-Time Camper program, which takes place on weekends from July 7 through Aug. 25, hopes to provide a “turnkey camping experience” for families, especially those from underserved communities, by providing a family sized tent, sleeping bags and pads, camp chairs, a lantern and firewood, as well as onsite lessons in Camping 101.
Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. on May 17. Call 518-474-6718.
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