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Ponca SP to Host Outdoor Cooking Camp

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park will host its second Outdoor Cooking Camp May 3-5. The interactive camp includes a variety of specialty courses with hands-on instruction.

Courses include campfire cooking, wild game sausage making, smoking meat and backyard barbecue, grilling techniques, fish preparation, canning venison, jerky making and dehydration, making strawberry preserves and Dutch oven cooking.

Special nature-inspired programs for youth run concurrent with adult courses and include campfire cooking and safety, food art and wild edibles hike.

The cost of the workshop is $50 for adults and $35 for children age 12 and under. Registration deadline is April 22. Participants who spend the weekend at the workshop will get a 30-percent discount on lodging rates.

For more information or to request a registration form, contact the park at 402-755-2284 or ngpc.moriverexpo@nebraska.gov. A park entry permit is required.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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