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Local Retailer to Provide Free Family Summer Activities

Remember the first time you made s’mores or slept under the stars or when everyone was entertained watching dad and mom set up the family tent? This summer, Bass Pro Shops offers you the chance to get back to those good ole’ days. And, while families continue to struggle through this economy, at Bass Pro Shops they can enjoy doing fun things together at a very affordable price – 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.The Family Summer Camp event begins Saturday, June 5th and continues through Sunday, July 11th at Bass Pro Shops located at 1579 Clark St Rd in Auburn. Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon to 2pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm, kids will enjoy free crafts like coloring their own backpack, painting a wiggle fish, designing a birdhouse, making a camping photo frame, creating plaster animal tracks and making a leather keychain for Dad (while supplies last).Free Family Summer Camp Workshops will occur 12noon to 4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 5th. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of hiking, camping and fishing. Other workshops include bird watching, archery, animal identification, plants & insects. New this year, families can learn important summer safety travel tips for their pets. Kids will earn a collectable pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last).Plus, throughout the events, families will love the time-honored tradition of making campfire s’mores Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 5-6pm (while supplies last).Store activities will vary (visit www.basspro.com/summercamp and click on individual store site for times) but could include casting pond targets, archery and BB gun range. You can even have a souvenir photo made! Customers may also help continue the tradition of Scouting by donating at Bass Pro Shops in June. And, Scouts may fulfill a requirement for a fishing or rifle shooting merit badge by attending a Family Summer Camp workshop on Thursdays and Saturdays, June 5 – July 10 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 you make the most of your summer outdoor adventure.While attending the Family Summer Camp events at your local store, don’t forget to check out the exciting “Ultimate Outdoor Giveaway” with more than $74,500 in prizes! Five winners drawn nationally will receive one of these outstanding packages: a Bass Pro Shops Camping Package, a Fishing Package, Hunting Clothing Package, NIKE® Golf Package, and a Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge Vacation Package. Plus, one lucky GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a complete outdoor package worth more than $60,000! It includes all five of the packages listed above as well as a Barna Log Cabin, an Arctic Cat® Prowler™ UTV, Tracker® Pro Team™ 175TXW fishing boat and an ASCEND™ kayak. (See store for more details or visit ESPNradio.com for more information and to register)Contact: Jeff Burdick, Store Manager, (315) 258-2700

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