Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan are encouraging Minnesotans to get out and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2019 as Great Outdoors Month.

The governor’s office has teamed with the Department of Natural Resources to issue a new School’s Out – Camp Out Challenge for Saturday, June 8. The challenge encourages all school-aged kids and their families to camp in one of 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas the first Saturday of summer break.

As an added incentive, the DNR will continue its longstanding tradition of providing free admission at all state parks on June 8, which is also National Get Outdoors Day.