Bass Pro Shops offering free fishing, camping workshops

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors’ free workshops and activities help adults and kids make the most of their outdoor adventures.

For families who are looking to expand their outdoor adventures beyond the neighborhood park and pool, Bass Pro Shops free workshops and activities at their “Go Outdoors” event are the perfect place to learn the ropes and then gear up. The “Go Outdoors” event and sale will be held from May 16-26 at Bass Pro Shops stores across the country. They offer how-to seminars, free giveaways, hot buys and a chance to win an Ultimate Outdoors Giveaway.

During the “Go Outdoors” event, the following free workshops, which are conducted by experts, will be held May 17-18:

11 a.m. – Pack, Pitch, Play: A basic guide to camping and survival.

The first 25 customers over the age of 18 to attend this workshop will receive a blue insulated tumbler.

1 p.m. – Wear it Right: Five important steps for choosing and properly fitting a life jacket.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Free cooking demos.
2 p.m. – Priorities of Survival (in cooperation with Bear Grylls and Gerber).

The first 25 customers over the age of 18 to attend this workshop will receive a survival multi-tool that includes a whistle, compass, flint for fire starting and dry compartment for matches.

3 p.m. – Pack, Pitch, Play: A basic guide to camping and survival.

The first 25 customers over the age of 18 to attend this workshop will receive a blue insulated tumbler.

4 p.m. – Priorities of Survival (in cooperation with Bear Grylls and Gerber).

The first 25 customers over the age of 18 to attend this workshop will receive a survival multi-tool that includes a whistle, compass, flint for fire starting and dry compartment for matches.

On May 24-25, kids can enjoy several free hands-on activities including:

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – BB Gun Shooting Range. Test your skills at the Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting Range.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Metal Detector Treasure Hunt: Kids are invited to “detect” anything hidden under the surface. Those who find a treasure can receive a prize, while supplies last.
Beginning at 11 a.m. – Adventure Scavenger Hunt. Find conservation or wildlife items throughout the store. Find them all and receive a prize, while supplies last.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free photo downloads
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free craft. Kids can color a camping magnet to take home, while supplies last.

For each activity completed, kids can take a card to an associate to get it punched. The first 100 kids to complete a punch card each day will get a free kids’ adventure whistle and a water bottle.

On May 24-25, kids can also participate in the following free workshops:

11 a.m. – Kids’ Adventures in Camping workshop will help young people explore their surroundings while camping.
1 p.m. – Kids’ Adventures in Camping workshop will help young people explore their surroundings while camping.
2 p.m. – Safe Passage! Tips on being safe around the water.
3 p.m. – Safe Passage! Tips on being safe around the water.
4 p.m. – Kids’ Adventures in Camping workshop will help young people explore their surroundings while camping.

Bass Pro Shops stores are not only the place to learn new skills, they’re also the place to gear up for an outdoor adventure. During the Go Outdoors event, shoppers can expect “hot buy” sales on everything from tents and coolers to lanterns and hydration packs. Plus, the entire line of Ascend high-tech adventure camping gear, apparel and kayaks is also available at Bass Pro Shops.

Everyone over the age of 21 is invited to enter a chance to win the Ultimate Outdoors Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:

• A new Toyota® 4Runner Trail 2014 4.0 L V6
• Trip to San Juan Island, Washington for two people. This includes a three-night stay at Snug Harbor Resort and Marina.
• Three-hour private kayak tour with Crystal Seas Kayaking
• Two Ascend® D10 kayaks
• GoPro® HER03+ Black Edition with an “everything we make” package of accessories
• Airfare and hotel accommodations included (up to $3,000)

For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com/gooutdoors

Branson, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Islamorada, Florida will not offer the Go Outdoors event.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 85 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, 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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