OPC to demonstrate outdoor cooking Oct. 29 at State Park

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Forget trail mix – bring on the pasta!

Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will demonstrate outdoor cooking skills from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Bemidji State Park.

For years, OPC guides have whipped up soups, pastas and desserts on numerous back-country trips. They’ll show their audience how to prepare meals for their trips, what kind of equipment to bring and how to cook over fires, Dutch ovens and camping stoves.

Those who plan to go are invited to ride a 12-passenger shuttle from the OPC to the park, or meet the guides at the park. A pass to enter the park is required by those driving separately. Otherwise, this event is free and open to the public.

Visitors can sample what the guides prepare and are invited to swap their favorite outdoor cooking recipes. Notebooks and pens are recommended for note-taking.

To sign up for or learn more about the class, call the OPC office at (218) 755-2999.

Oct. 29 – 4-7 p.m. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Programming Center will demonstrate outdoor cooking. Location: State Park. Transportation available from OPC. Admission: free and open to the public. Information: (218) 755-2999.

About the Outdoor Programming Center
Bemidji State University’s nationally-recognized Outdoor Program Center is part of a diverse and active Department of Campus Recreation. The OPC is dedicated to providing the university and public with outdoor experiences which allow participants to enjoy the outdoors, explore personal potential and develop a respect and understanding of the Earth’s natural systems and accompanying responsibilities.
For more information about the OPC, visit its web site at http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/opc.