This beginning overnight camping event will be held in Forest Park Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Registration is now open through Sept. 15.
WOW St. Louis is a two-day outdoor school featuring fishing, geocaching, kayaking, archery, canoeing, orienteering, outdoor cooking and even stargazing. The program is designed to give families the skills and confidence to enjoy the outdoors.
The weekend program is presented in two parts. Saturday is the outdoor skills portion and features classes in a variety of outdoor activities, including archery, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, geocaching, orienteering flag adventure, outdoor cooking and more. Each class is designed to teach participants how to enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational activities while practicing personal safety and outdoor responsibility. Classes are open to anyone age 6 and up.
The second portion is the overnight campout. WOW participants will have the opportunity to spend the night in Forest Park Saturday night. The camping experience will include tent set-up, campfires, and an outdoor-themed movie night.
Tents will be available on request on a first-come, first-served basis for those who don’t have one. Campers should bring their own sleeping and personal gear, and dress for the weather.
The cost to attend the outdoors skills classes Saturday is only $15 per person; the Saturday night campout is an additional $5 per person. Registration includes equipment for all activities, lunch on Saturday, and a hotdog cookout Saturday night with breakfast snacks Sunday morning for campers. Financial assistance to cover the cost of the event is also available.
Registration will be accepted through Sept. 15. For more information or to request a registration packet, visit the WOW website at MoStateParks.com/wow or call 314-340-5794.