Game, Fish and Parks’ The Outdoor Campus-West just released the slate of program offerings for the winter season.

Program opportunities are offered for people of all ages and are grouped into three main audiences: Community, Group and School.

“We have an amazing set of class and program topics available this winter. All provide hands-on experiences for learners of all ages. One of the best things is that almost all of our programs are free,” Chad Tussing, director of The Outdoor Campus-West, said.

Community programs are those scheduled for specific dates, times and ages. Winter offerings include Tracks, Snowshoeing, Archery & BB Gun Basics and more. Individuals and families can sign up for these classes starting November 21st via The Outdoor Campus-West’s website.

Groups such as 4-H clubs, church groups, etc. can contact Keith Wintersteen on November 21st to set up the date and topic of their desired program. There is an extensive list of possible program topics to choose from, though groups may also request a customized program.

Schools in the area can also choose from a shopping list of programs or work with Nico Red Horse to set up a custom program. Due to the high demand for school field trips, all schools wishing to bring a class out this year must apply for a program slot and be entered into a lottery drawing. Applications for this drawing are due by November 20th for the winter season.

The Outdoor Campus-West, located at 4130 Adventure Trail, is open to the public seven days a week and has no admission fee .

For more information about The Outdoor Campus-West go to www.outdoorcampus.org and click on ‘Rapid City.’ Or call The Outdoor Campus-West at 394-2310.

Image courtesy South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

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