September 01, 2016

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Women’s Outdoor Camp at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

Glamp Pin Oak will provide women the opportunity to experience the outdoors at a special workshop from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County. Glamp Pin Oak will offer women the chance to learn to be safe, confident and comfortable in the outdoor environment.

Located at the park’s scenic and quaint Camp Pin Oak, Glamp Pin Oak will offer sessions created for and taught by women. The weekend will be filled with outdoor activities, arts and crafts, yoga, s’mores around the campfire and much more.

Activities will include sessions on the basics of flatwater kayaking, the time-honored sport of archery, gourmet campfire cooking, including techniques for foil-packet meals and Dutch oven cooking, and smart phone nature photography.  Each session will focus on proper techniques, equipment selection and how to do the activity safely. There will be time for everyone to practice their new skill.

Participants will stay at Camp Pin Oak, which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Located in a rugged and scenic area of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the camp has been the site for generations of gatherings by nonprofit youth groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The four-person rustic screened-in cabins have single beds, mattresses and storage for personal belongings. The cabins do not offer heat or air conditioning. A showerhouse and restrooms are available onsite. Limited tent camping is available for participants.

The workshop will also make use of the Pin Oak Lodge, which was originally built with the rest of the camp in 1930s. In 2010, the lodge burned to the ground. Recently rebuilt, the modern replica of the original dining lodge includes today’s modern conveniences.

Glamp Pin Oak registration is $75 per person if staying in a rustic cabin and $50 per person if staying in a tent. Registration includes four meals, snacks, beverages, lodging, activities, tote bag and water bottle. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

For more information and to register, go to For questions, contact Kendra Varns Wallis with Missouri State Parks at 816-759-7313 ext. 1164.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park is located off Highway 42 near Kaiser in Miller County. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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