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Register for Pelican Lake’s Becoming an Outdoor Family Event





WATERTOWN, S.D. – Registration for Pelican Lake Recreation Area’s Becoming an Outdoor Family event opens Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 a.m. CST.

Held July 15-17, the event is designed for beginner camping families, families who want to try new outdoor activities, and those who enjoy the company of like-minded families.

Workshop fee is $90 per family. The fee includes instruction in four skills sessions, program materials, and equipment use during the workshop. The full schedule can be viewed online at gfp.sd.gov/outdoors-family.

The program includes instruction in your choice of four hands-on classes, participation in four general sessions, a t-shirt for each family member, and an electrical campsite for two nights. Families arrive Wednesday, July 15, and depart Friday, July 17. For an additional fee, registrants can come a day early or stay through the weekend, departing Sunday, July 19.

A park entrance license is required to enter the park and is not included in the registration fee. Participants are responsible for personal items such as bedding, towels, food, clothing, and a tent/camper. 

Session choices include archery and air guns, birding and birdhouse building, deer hunting 101, fishing, geocaching and orienteering, wildlife hike, outdoor photography, paddling, plant and tree ID, trapping 101, and waterfowl hunting 101.