The warm weather has descended down upon the Tri-State area just a little early this year which has timed up perfectly with our annual “Go Outdoors Event and Sale” being held May 18-May 28. We are hosting this 11-day event in which we have many fun, informative and FREE activities to choose from and, as always, have some great sales on items to enhance your outdoor endeavors this summer.
We are kicking off the event on Friday, May 18th with the beginning of our “Outdoor Maui Adventure Sweepstakes”. This sweepstakes is FREE to enter, and will make you eligible to win our first prize package which includes a Masterbuilt Cookmaster Propane Smoker, a Pacific Bamboo BBQ Tool Set, “The North Face” Terra 45 Backpack and a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses. This will be drawn for at the end of the event and the winner will be contacted by May 30th. You will also be eligible for the Grand Prize of a 7 day/ 6 night trip for two to Maui, Hawaii including round trip air and double occupancy plus Maui Jim and North Face gear, a chance to go deep sea fishing, and other hiking or zipline adventures. Retail value of the trip is $5,667.00
On Friday, May 18th, Saturday, May 19th , and Sunday, May 20th we will be hosting free workshops throughout the store on the following subjects:
Friday May 18th:
6:00pm: Hiking Basics – learn about the best equipment fit to use for a successful hike to be held in the Camping Dept.
7:00pm: Campfire Cooking – discover a new way to prepare tasty, over-the-fire meals to be held in the Camping Department
8:00pm: Kayaks & Canoes – receive tips on selecting the best kayak or canoe for float trips to be held in the Camping Department
Saturday May 19th:
1:00pm: Life Jackets – learn about proper life jacket fit and how to choose the best one for your needs to be held in the Marine Department
2:00pm: Inflatable Life Jackets – see how they work to be held in the Marine Department
3:00pm: Camping Essentials – learn about the best equipment for beginners to be held in the camping department
4:00pm: GPS Tips & Techniques – bring your GPS unit in for hands-on advice to be held in the Marine Department
5:00pm: Backpacking – discover the latest features & benefits of backpacking equipment to be held in the Camping Dept.
Sunday May 20th:
1:00pm: Dutch Oven Cooking – learn the tips & techniques of this delicious cooking method to be held in the Camping Dept.
2:00pm: Inflatable Life Jackets - see how they work to be held in the Marine Department
3:00pm: Tent Set-up: learn about tent set-up and the importance of choosing the proper tent to be held in the Camping Dept.
4:00pm: Smoker Tips & Techniques – learn the tips & techniques of smoker selection, food preparation and cooking to be held in the Camping Dept.
On Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th we will be hosting our “Summer Kickoff Weekend Event” which invites families to come in and enjoy our FREE activities:
11:00am – 4:00pm: we will be offering FREE family photos that will make it seem you are all camping in the Great Outdoors!!! Free downloads of the pictures will be offered and packages can be purchased upon downloading.
11:00am – 4:00pm: FREE Treasure Hunt using our Jr. Metal Detector. Kids will be able to search for buried “treasure” and upon finding them turn in their loot for prizes. One lucky child each hour will find a “lucky” coin and win a FREE junior sleeping bag or FREE junior camp chair.
11:00am – 4:00pm: FREE Sleeping Bag Challenge and FREE Tent Set-Up Challenge. Kids will be taught how to properly open and then store sleeping bags and tents and then be challenged to see who can do it the fastest.
12:00pm – 4:00pm: FREE kid’s crafts. Saturday we will be making a Sand Sun Craft and Sunday we will be making Wooden Insects
The first 100 kids to participate in the Challenge each day will be given a FREE Insect Glider.
We will also be hosting a Photo Contest for kid’s 13 and under to submit their best wildlife picture. These pictures must be turned in by Sunday May 27th at 5:00pm, and must include the child’s name, address and telephone number (submitted by the parents). On June 3rd we will announce the winners. First prize is a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a pair of Bass Pro Shops 10x26 Binoculars. Second Prize is a $20 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card.
As you can see these 11 days are packed with lots of FREE activities for the whole family. Come help us “Kickoff Summer” !!! Hope to see you there.