Bass Pro Shops’ Family Summer Camp begins June 27, and this year Gulf States Toyota will donate $1,000 worth of Bass Pro Shops camping gear to customers in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma who purchase a new 2015 Special Edition Toyota Tundra.
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is a free in-store event aimed at helping families get ready for summertime outdoor adventures like camping, fishing and archery. A new component to Family Summer Camp this year is kayaking, according to Laura Gordon with the Denham Springs Bass Pro Shops
The summer camp features workshops on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 27 to July 26 at Bass Pro Shops stores. Hours will be from noon until 5 p.m.
This year marks the seventh time the local Bass Pro Shops has held the summer event, Gordon said. She said it has proven to be a popular event that encourages family involvement in the outdoors.
The workshops are aimed primarily at kids from 8-12 years old, she said. Other workshops include bird-watching and water safety.
The Texas-built 2015 Special Edition Tundra has a 5.7-liter V8 that develops 381-horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque.
Brent Hillyer, vice president of marketing for Gulf States Toyota, said the gear being donated with the purchase of each of the new trucks will make it even easier for the truck owners to experience the great outdoors.
“We know that time spent outdoors has far-reaching benefits for kids and adults, and we hope that this program and our in-store Family Summer Camp event will inspire families to learn new skills that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives,” said Tammy Sapp, communications director for Bass Pro Shops.
For more information, visit www.basspro.com/summercamp