Go Outdoors helps families prep for summer fun

Special to The Log

For those who have been dreaming about summer camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking and more, Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors event and sale provides a great opportunity to learn new skills and then gear up. Go Outdoors, which will be held May 16-24, offers free how-to seminars, giveaways, great deals, and a chance to win an outdoors getaway to Crystal Coast, N.C.

Go Outdoors offers a variety of free activities and seminars for kids and adults that are designed to teach new outdoor skills and improve existing ones. On May 16-17, kids can enjoy the following free adventure activities:

Saturday, May 16

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kids can catch fish for free at Bass Pro Shops special catch and release pond.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free kids’ crafts include coloring an outdoor draw pack (while supplies last).

Beginning at 4 p.m.  – Adventure Scavenger Hunt. Find outdoor-themed clues throughout the store. Find them all and receive a free carabiner compass, while supplies last.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free photo downloads. Choices include being featured on the cover with the catch of the day or a fun “raccoon photo bomb” version.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m.  – The Boy Scouts will demonstrate proper backpack prep and packing.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sample funnel cakes.

2-5 p.m. – Fried fish samples available.

Sunday, May 17

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kids can catch fish for free at Bass Pro Shops special catch and release pond.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free kids’ crafts include coloring an outdoor-themed flyer (while supplies last).

Beginning at 4 p.m.  – Adventure Scavenger Hunt. Find outdoor-themed clues throughout the store. Find them all and receive a free carabiner compass, while supplies last.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free photo downloads. Choices include being featured on the cover with the catch of the day or a fun “raccoon photo bomb” version.

1-4 p.m.  – Dutch oven cooking.

Plus, the first 150 kids to complete a punch card each day can receive the Kids’ Outdoors Collection Bucket with Magnifying Glass.

Free how-to seminars for the entire family are available May 23-24.

Saturday, May 23

11 a.m. – Capable Kayaking. Learn the basics of family kayaking fun.

2 p.m. – Local Trails & Treasures. Where to go for family outings. Explore your local outdoors and parks, waterways, trails and more.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sample delicious funnel cakes.

2-5 p.m.  – Fried fish samples available.

Sunday, May 24:

11 a.m. – Conquering Campfire Cooking. Want to cook tasty meals over the campfire? Learn best practices, procedures and cookware.

2 p.m. – Kids and Camping. Plan equipment and more to make camping fun, comfortable and exciting for kids.

1-4 p.m. – Dutch oven cooking

The first 25 customers who are 18 years of age or older to attend a seminar each day can receive a free Bass Pro Shops mug (styles may vary).

Everyone over the age of 21 is invited to enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Outdoors Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:

Trip to Crystal Coast, North Carolina, for the winner and three guests

Four-night stay provided by Bluewater Vacation Rentals

Area activities and attractions include choice of guided food and culinary bike tour via Hungry Town Bike Tours, a Pirate Cruise as well as a Pony & Dolphin Scenic Cruise courtesy of Crystal Coast Lady Cruises and more.

In addition, one winner in every store will win one pair of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses.

For more information about Go Outdoors and Ultimate Outdoors Giveaway, visit http://www.basspro.com/gooutdoors.