Tours/Events

Let’s Go Camping - Farewell Bend State Park (private)

JUNE 21-23: The hiker-biker campground of Farewell Bend State Park is the location for a family-friendly, guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. We bring the camping gear so you don’t have to!  Our experienced volunteers provide hands-on clinics to share a variety of camping skills, from setting up your tent and camp kitchen to cooking over a campfire and using a Dutch oven. Together, we’ll discover great tips to lessen our impact on the land through Leave No Trace activities.

For this weekend, we are partnering with the Four Rivers Welcome Center for Refugees to promote this opportunity for refugee families who are new to living in far eastern Oregon.   The organization will provide interpretation in several languages. We are planning activities where everyone can enjoy a safe, fun time recreating outdoors!

 We will offer some of the following activites:

  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Nature arts & crafts
  • Jr. Ranger kid's activities
  • Ranger-led campfire programs
  • Star gazing and night sky interpretation

Note: There is a limit of 8 people per family and the $30 fee applies to the group.  In the quantity field, please enter the total number of people in your family attending the event, up to a maximum of 8.  You will receive an email within 48 hours requesting additional information for your family’s gear needs.  Your reservation is not final until you complete the information requested. Sorry, but due to the nature of this event as a social, group experience, pets are not allowed.