LOCAL OUTDOOR RETAILER PROVIDES FREE FAMILY SUMMER ACTIVITIES Print
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Written by Katie Mitchell   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:45

Springfield, Missouri—(May 24, 2013) Most of us can recall the memories of summer--long, lazy days; warm summer nights.  Do you remember going camping with the family?  When you made s’mores or slept under the stars—even if it was just in a tent in your own backyard? Or, all the super fun times you had at summer camp?  This summer, Bass Pro Shops offers you the chance to recapture some of those great summer memories –absolutely free!

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures that will last a lifetime.  It all begins Saturday, June 8th and continues through Sunday, July 14th at 56 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.

Saturdays and Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12Noon-2 pm, kids will enjoy free craft activities like designing their own compass, making Dad a bobber key chain, coloring their own slap bracelet, designing a lizard door hanger, creating a popsicle stick fish and painting a deer track—a different craft activity each week (while supplies last).

Free Family Summer Camp Workshops will occur hourly 12Noon-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 8th.  The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting.  Other workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, water safety, backyard exploration about plants and insects and outdoor discovery showing the importance of conservation.  All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectable pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last).

Not all special activities will be available at all stores but activities could include catch and release ponds, casting targets, archery and Daisy BB gun ranges, or a carousel. You can even have a souvenir photo made Saturdays and Sundays only 12Noon-5pm, June 8-9 & 15-16! And, each Saturday, throughout the event, enjoy the great tradition of homemade ice cream sampling from 5-6pm. Special store activities will vary but you can visit www.basspro.com/summercamp beginning on May 29th and click on an individual store site for times.

And, you can celebrate Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Donation month at Bass Pro Shops during this time.  Visit the store, make a donation to QDMA and learn how to enter for a chance to win a $500 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card.

Also available at the Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is a FREE Field & Stream Summer Fun Guide booklet full of different outdoor activities and tips, ideas and product checklists to help you make the most of your summer outdoor adventure.

While attending the Family Summer Camp events at your local store (U.S. store locations only) don’t forget to check out the exciting “Toyota Father’s Day Sweepstakes.” One lucky GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a two-year lease on a 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 4x2 truck valued at approximately $16,800 (Toyota lease includes 25,000 miles/year and is subject to standard Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.’s ((“TMS”) lease or agreement terms.  See store for more details and to register or visit www.basspro.com/toyotasweeps beginning June 8th for more details and to register.)

If you are attending the Family Summer Camp events at the Bass Pro Shops stores in Canada, one lucky “Family Summer Camp Sweepstakes” GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a fishing trip for winner and one guest with Dave Mercer. The prize consists of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport closest to winner’s residence and use of a rental car, hotel accommodations for 2 days/2 nights, the opportunity to fish with Dave Mercer for one day, and use of various fishing gear (to be determined). Approximate retail value of this prize is $5,500. (See store for more details and to register.)

Get together as a family this summer and make some great outdoor memories and traditions beginning with the Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops!

Contact:      Katie Mitchell, Communications Manager, 417-873-5618
Jenna Kendall, Communications Coordinator, 417-873-5059


About Bass Pro Shops®:
Bass Pro Shops® operates 77 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers in 26 states and Canada visited by over 116 million people annually.  Bass Pro Shops® also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation—the American Rod & Gun® wholesale division--which sells to more than 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide.  Outdoor World® Incentives also sells Bass Pro Shops® gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America.  The Bass Pro Shops® restaurant division has 28 locations.  The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (www.trackerboats.com) manufactures and sells Tracker®, Nitro®, SunTracker®, Tahoe®, Grizzly® and Mako® boats through Bass Pro Shops® retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide.  The Resort Group (www.bigcedar.com) includes Big Cedar Lodge® and other resort properties including restaurants and golf courses. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops® store locations, products or special events, please visit www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.


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