Retailer to Provide Free Family Summer Activities

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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 9th and continues through Sunday, July 15th at 56 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Remember the first time making s’mores or sleeping under the stars—even if it was just in a tent in your own backyard? Or all the super fun times had at summer camp? This summer, Bass Pro Shops offers 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 9th and continues through Sunday, July 15th at 56 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm, kids will enjoy free crafts like decorating a seedling pot, painting a wiggle snake, creating their own Catch-a-Fish game, painting a bear track, stamping a leather wristband and painting a birdhouse—a different craft activity each week (while supplies last).

Free Family Summer Camp Workshops will occur 1-5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9th. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors and 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).

Store activities will vary (visit http://www.basspro.com/summercamp and click on individual store site for times) but could include catch and release ponds, casting targets, archery and BB gun ranges. Have a souvenir photo made Saturdays and Sundays only 1-5pm. And, each Saturday, throughout the event, enjoy the great tradition of campfire s’mores from 6-7pm. (Note: Photo and S’mores activities not available in Branson, MO location).

Customers (in the U.S. store locations) may also help Scouts to be prepared for life by donating at Bass Pro Shops in June. And, Boy Scouts may work towards earning their fishing and rifle shooting merit badges by attending a Family Summer Camp workshop on Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12-July 12 at 7pm. Space is limited so please call your local store for registration details.

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

While attending the Family Summer Camp events at the local store, don’t forget to check out the exciting “Ultimate Outdoor Giveaway” sponsored by ESPN Radio with Mike and Mike in the Morning in conjunction with Bass Pro Shops. Three winners drawn nationally will receive one of three $1000 shopping sprees for fishing, camping, or hunting. Plus, one lucky GRAND PRIZE winner will receive the complete outdoor package worth nearly $100,000! It includes all three shopping sprees, a family vacation for life and outdoor gear, a 2012 Toyota® Tundra® 4x4 double cab V8 two year lease, a 2012 Sun Tracker® Party Barge® and trailer and a 2012 Arctic Cat® 425i. (See store for more details or visit ESPNradio.com for more information and to register.)

((No purchase necessary to enter or claim prize. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and Canada ((excluding Quebec)) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal and other tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sweepstakes begins on 6/9/12 and ends on 7/15/12. See store for more details.))

Another sweepstakes offered is the “Enter to Win the Summer’s Perfect Road Trip Vehicle—a Toyota Sienna!” One grand prize winner will win a two-year lease on a Toyota Sienna with a value of more than $15,000. (This drawing is open only to U.S. residents.) ((No purchase necessary to enter or claim prize. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal and other tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sweepstakes begins on 6/9/12 and ends on 7/15/12. See store for more details.))

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: Larry Whiteley, Manager of Communications, 417-873-5022 or
Katie Mitchell, Communications Specialist, 417-873-5618 or
Jenna Kendall, Communications Coordinator, 417-873-5059

About Bass Pro Shops®: Bass Pro Shops® operates 58 retail stores in 26 states and Canada visited by over 110 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops® also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation, American Rod & Gun® wholesale division sells to over 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 with 26 locations. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://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 (http://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 http://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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