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Bass Pro Shops offering free summer workshops in Manteca

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POSTED June 3, 2014 9:10 p.m.

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together through July 13 at the Manteca store at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

Free workshops conducted by experts are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday June 7 - July 13. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures, and bird watching. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length .

Tuesdays

Noon – Bird Watching: Discover how to identify birds by their beaks and how to build a feeder.

1 p.m. – Fishing: Find out what fish eat and how to identify major families of fish. 

2 p.m. – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.

3 p.m. – Kayaking: A basic course on the history of kayaks, various uses, paddles, and safety.

4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: Talk about reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and honeybees. Plus, learn about clouds. Try new games you can play in your backyard.

Thursdays

Noon – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.

1 p.m. – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.

2 p.m. – Travel Safety: Discuss selecting safe rest stops, avoiding illness, fun family songs, and car-friendly snacks.

3 p.m. – Water Safety: Prepare for summertime water adventures and learn how to play it safe with properly fitted life jackets while swimming and boating.

4 p.m. – Camping: Identify animal tracks, talk about lightning safety, and learn why everyone needs to be conservation campers. 

Saturdays

Noon – Fishing: Find out what fish eat and how to identify major families of fish. 

1 p.m. – Water Safety: Prepare for summertime water adventures and learn how to play it safe with properly fitted life jackets while swimming and boating.

2 p.m. – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.

3 p.m. – Kayaking: A basic course on the history of kayaks, various uses, paddles, and safety.

4 p.m. – Bird Watching: Discover how to identify birds by their beaks and how to build a feeder.

Sundays

Noon – Shooting and Hunting: Topics include wood scents, hunting seasons, clay targets shooting, game cameras, and safety tips for using treestands.

1 p.m. – Archery: Learn the proper stance and correct finger grip for shooting a bow.

2 p.m. – Travel Safety: Discuss selecting safe rest stops, avoiding illness, fun family songs, and car-friendly snacks.

3 p.m. – Camping: Identify animal tracks, talk about lightning safety, and learn why everyone needs to be conservation campers. 

4 p.m. – Backyard Adventure: Talk about reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and honeybees. Plus, learn about clouds. Try new games you can play in your backyard.

In addition, kids can try free craft activities such as coloring a wooden ring toss, creating a rainbow thermometer, designing a magnifying glass, making a personal camp journal, coloring a wooden wiggle fish, and painting a wolf track. A different craft activity will be featured each week on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. (while supplies last).

 

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