I Can! is an award-winning series of outdoor programs that helps beginners of all ages and backgrounds learn new outdoor skills in a beautiful state park or recreation area. Programs begin the first weekend in June and continue through the end of August. They include:

I Can Camp! – These programs provide hands-on instruction on setting up camp, starting a campfire, camp cooking, and fun outdoor activities. All gear, including the tent, air mattresses, cooking gear, and other basic camping equipment, are provided. One-night, two-night, and backpacking sessions are offered.

I Can Paddle! – These programs teach the basics of canoeing or kayaking, including launching, paddling efficiently, and planning a safe outing. These programs are designed for first-time paddlers, and equipment is provided. Two-hour canoe or kayak programs, river day trips, sea kayaking, and overnight canoe camping programs are available.

I Can Mountain Bike! – This program teaches mountain bike riding techniques at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Minnesota’s world-class mountain bike park.

I Can Fish! – These hands-on programs teach all of the basics, from fish identification to casting.

To register for I Can! programs, visit the DNR’s reservation page (mndnr.gov/reservations) or phone at 866-857-2757 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, except holidays).