First-Time Camper Program


There has never been a better time to try camping for the first time! Award-winning Pennsylvania State Parks wants you and your family to get out and sleep under the stars. For just $20, a weekend’s worth of fresh air, family memories and fun are yours to be had.

Campers get two nights of camping, equipment rental and hands-on instruction on how to camp by state park expert campers. You won't be able to keep the gear, but you'll receive expert advice, a little confidence and wonderful memories!


Call the following participating Pennsylvania state parks to make a reservation.

Black Moshannon814-342-5960
Colonel Denning717-776-5272
Gifford Pinchot717-432-5011
Hills Creek570-724-4246
Little Pine570-753-6000
Locust Lake570-467-2404
Ole Bull814-435-5000
Promised Land570-676-3428
Raymond B. Winter570-966-1455
Ryerson Station724-428-4254
Sinnemahoning814-647-8401
Tobyhanna570-894-8336