Never camped before? For 40 New Yorkers, they got the intro of a lifetime: a state-sponsored, guided "learn to camp" weekend of hiking, fishing, and fire-building. Even better, their experience came free with everything they needed, including six-person tents and camp chairs, thanks to a promotion fund provided by ReserveAmerica.
State Expands the Popular First-Time Camper Program for 2018
The project gives rookie campers a free, fully stocked campsite with a Camping Ambassador for one weekend at a New York State park.