Award-Winning Family Campout Program Creates Fun-Filled Outdoor Adventures for One Weekend at a State Park

March 12, 2017

PHOENIX - Arizona's Family Campout Program gives kids a break from electronics and introduces them to new outdoor adventures for one-weekend at a state park. An activity filled weekend could include fishing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, or birding, depending on the date and park chosen. The program is ideal for those new to camping but all are welcome to share in this weekend experience.
Trained camp coordinators will assist by teaching campers how to set up a tent, prepare food outside, build a fire and work on a service project. The program fee is $70 for a family of up to four people. Additional family members are $5 each for up to six people. Sorry, children five and younger and pets cannot attend this program.
There are still spots open at these parks on these dates. To register and for more information, visit

Catalina State Park (Tucson, AZ) - April 1 & 2
River Island State Park (Parker, AZ) - April 22 & 23
Roper Lake State Park (Safford, AZ) - May 13 & 14

Arizona State Parks and Trails' Family Campout Program was the recipient of the 2015 Youth Enrichment Award from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association and recipient of the Tourism Spirit of Service Award at the 2016 Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism.

WHAT:   Arizona State Parks and Trails' Family Campout Program - Register Now at

WHERE:  Spots still open at Catalina State Park (Tucson, AZ); River Island State Park (Parker, AZ); and Roper Lake State Park (Safford, AZ).
WHEN: Catalina - April 1 & 2; River Island - April 22 & 23; and Roper Lake - May 13 & 14.

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit

Learn More about the Family Campout Program