Cabela’s Encouraging Adventure At Camping Classic Event On April 29-30

Thursday, April 20, 2017


 Cabela’s will host a weekend of fun with free family-friendly activities, seminars, product demos, games, giveaways and more at its Ft Oglethorpe location during the company’s annual Camping Classic event, April 29-30. 

The event will focus on encouraging families to get outdoors and enjoy camping adventures this season.

There will be features covering the basics of everything from backpacking, campfire cooking, truck-bed camping, hiking, tent camping, “glamping,” RVing and more. 

Activities, seminars and demonstrations will showcase the latest and greatest camping gear, including backpacking tents, family tents, outdoor cooking supplies, power sources, lamps, coolers and much more. Customers will have opportunities to learn about, and test, a wide range of camping gear and tactics with Cabela’s knowledgeable outfitters and local outdoors experts. 

There will also be a wide variety of RV’s, campers and travel trailers displayed at the event from Dunlop RV Center along with adventure-ready Dodge Rams from Mtn View Dodge Chrysler Jeep. 

At 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Cabela’s Outfitters will walk customers through camping basics, tent selection, campsite setup and more in the “Pitching the Perfect Tent” workshop. Offering insight on choosing the right tent and accessories to enjoy time in the great outdoors. 

Customers will also get the chance to learn more about campfire cooking in the “Camp Cooking Essentials” demo Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. The public will get the chance to learn about the gear needed to create delicious meals and snacks at a campsite and over a campfire in a Dutch oven. Camping Experts from the Boy Scouts will cover tips and tricks to make outdoor meals memorable and tasty, whether they’re being cooked in the backyard or the backcountry. 

At 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, experienced local camping enthusiasts will cover the latest gear and techniques in the “Camping 101” workshop. This seminar will cover all the basics of camping for beginners and advanced campers. 

Attendees will also get to learn about backpacking and trail hiking in the “Basics of Backpacking” demo at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. 

“Camping is one of the most fun and memorable adventures you and your family can take,” said Philip Sparn, Cabela’s - Fort Oglethorpe marketing manager. “We want to celebrate camping with this event and give everyone all the info and resources they need to have a fun camping adventure in the backwoods, or even in their own backyards this spring and summer.” 

For more details and a complete schedule of Cabela’s Camping Classic event at Cabela’s in Fort Oglethorpe, call 706-956-2800

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