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Texas Outdoor Family program information and schedules

Cabin at Texas State Park
Cabin at Texas State Park

Texas Parks and Wildlife has published the schedule for The Texas Outdoor Family Program. The program is designed to teach you and your family the basic outdoor skills you need to enjoy a great overnight camping experience.

Have you wanted to take your family on a camping trip, but you didn't feel you knew everything you might need to know to have a successful camping experience?

Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) workshops are hosted at state parks where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills. You will learn everything you need to create great memories enjoying the outdoors with your family, including:

  • How to set up and break down camp (including your tent)
  • Fire starting
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Guided walks
  • Nature activities
  • How to use a GPS
  • Geocaching
  • Introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities (such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching) depending on the site location, facilities and the season of the year

Best of all, no experience is necessary and you get all the help and advice you need from highly skilled outdoor specialists and trained volunteers!

Check out the Texas Outdoor Family Calendar to pick out a workshop that best meets your needs.

For Questions About Texas Outdoor Family Workshops
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
You can contact the program by phone, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at (512) 389-8903 or by e-mail at

If you would like to sign up to receive email bulletins when new workshops are added, you can sign up at the "sign up for e-mail updates" page.



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