Get Outdoors Saturday, June 14, for free, summer fun

Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Smokey Bear, Ranger Rick and Woodsy Owl at National Get Outdoors Day.

Enjoy the great outdoors with healthy, active fun during National Get Outdoors Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 14, at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1115 E 5th St., Vancouver.

National Get Outdoors Day encourages all, especially youth, to expand their lives by embracing our bountiful parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waterways. The free, local event is packed with a variety of activities and ideas for enjoying and exploring the natural world that waits outside.

Be sure to visit the Water Center’s booth as you discover your gateway to the awesome outdoors. Kids and their families will have fun with hands-on activities, including a water obstacle course. Please stop by for a refreshing drink of Vancouver water at the City’s Water Wagon.

Here are just a few of the other activities that will be happening throughout the event: 
- climbing
- archery
- fishing
- historic fur trader encampment and more!

Smokey Bear, Ranger Rick, Woodsy Owl and their friends will be greeting kids and families. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, so come on out and test your wilderness skills at Get Outdoors Day’s wilderness challenge! A big thanks of appreciation to Blind Onion Pizza and Parks Foundation for their donations and support.

National Get Outdoors Day is brought to you by the City of Vancouver, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service and Parks Foundation of Clark County.  Learn more about National Get Outdoors Day at or


Bev Walker, Educator, Water Resources Education Center, 360-487-7111 or