Families that have never camped before can win a weekend outdoors for free to see if they like it before buying hundreds of dollars worth of camping a gear.

Have you ever fully experienced what the great outdoors has to offer? Have you ever been camping outside before? If not, Upstate New York has some of the most beautiful land to see and enjoy. Camping can be an awesome experience and you can share that experience the state parks. There's a first time for everything and now might be the perfect time to try it.

How could you win a free first-time camping weekend in New York?

The New York New York Department of Environmental Conservation just announced that they will be bringing back their first-time camper program for the 2023 outdoor camping season. According to their press release, families in New York that have never camped before will have an opportunity to camp outdoors before investing in their own camping gear. Interested families can register right now for a fully stocked campsite at a select DEC-operated campground for an assigned weekend this summer. It looks like the campers will be selected at random and you can sign up by clicking this link. Entries will be cut off at 9 am on Monday, June 26, 2023.

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