Toyota and Bass Pro Shops want to make it really easy for even more families to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer by joining with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to encourage family camping through the Toyota Tundra Summer Camp.
Starting June 2 and running through August 3, 2015, customers purchasing a new 2015 Special Edition Toyota Tundra in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas will receive approximately $1,000 worth of Bass Pro Shops camping gear to use during Tundra Summer Camp, courtesy of Toyota.
The Tundra Summer Camp will be a featured element of the Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp program which will include activities and workshops for the whole family to learn the basic skills needed to enjoy the great outdoors – camping, fishing, hunting or archery.
“Our Tundra owners use their trucks for everything and know that their trucks will take them anywhere they want to go,” said Brent Hillyer, vice president of marketing at Gulf States Toyota, one of the world’s largest independent distributors of Toyota vehicles and parts. “Through our partnership with Bass Pro Shops and Texas Parks and Wildlife, we are making it even easier to experience the great outdoors with the quality, dependability and reliability the Tundra is known for.”
Toyota is taking the outdoors program a step further to enable other families to learn about and enjoy adventurous, healthy and active lifestyles through initiatives such as the Tundra Summer Camp. During the Tundra Summer Camp event, Toyota will also donate camping gear and funding to make it possible for TPWD to provide scholarships to non-profit and municipal partners of TPWD’s ‘Texas Outdoor Family’ program across the state. These scholarships will enable a variety of community organizations to reach out to children and families to expose them to the fun of camping and teaching them the basic skills they need to enjoy the outdoors.
Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition
Gulf States Toyota and Toyota announced a special outdoor focused relationship with Bass Pro Shops last fall with the introduction of a 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition at the State Fair of Texas Auto Show. In concert with the Bass fishing experts at Bass Pro Shops, the Gulf States Toyota team developed a special edition Tundra based on the Tundra SR5 4×4 CrewMax model. The CrewMax is ideally suited for outdoor recreation with its generous two-row seating cabin space that can carry passengers and/or equipment in comfort with safety and security.
The SR5 is powered by the rugged Toyota 381 horsepower 5.7L i-Force V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with a tow package, outdoor enthusiasts will find it easy for them to take their boat, ATV or UTV along on the journey.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition is available only in Silver. The Off-Road Edition package includes 20-inch Milled-Matte Black Wheels with an All-Terrain Upgrade, 5-inch Oval Black Step Tubes. Spray-On Bedliner, Pocketed Fender Flares, Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip and Bass Pro Shops Carpeted Floor Mats and Off-Road Bed Decals.
With the purchase or lease of a 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition, customers will receive their choice of a special fishing, hunting, camping or marine outdoor gear lifestyle package from Bass Pro Shops, each with a retail value of approximately $1,000. There are four packages to choose from that are outdoor activity focused on Hunting, Camping, Fishing or Marine (boating recreation). Details of the packages can be found at www.basspro.com/bpstundra.
TPWD’s ‘Texas Outdoor Family Workshops’
The Texas Outdoor Family program – available in any of the more than 90 Texas state parks – teaches families the basic skills they need to enjoy camping and activities in the outdoors. The TPWD guides participants through tasks such as setting up a tent, cooking outdoors, building a campfire and the best advice for playing in the great outdoors – and – TPWD provides all the equipment too. Starting at $65 for a one-night workshop, each family or group of up to six gets a campsite with nearby restrooms and personal instruction from park rangers during the weekend.
You can register for a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop at any Texas State Park. The workshops are very popular and available year-round. More information is available at www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/programs/texas-outdoor-family.
Bass Pro Shops ‘Family Summer Camp’
With their new Toyota truck and top-of-the-line camping gear in the bed, families – in addition to Tundra Summer Camp -can prepare for adventure, learn new outdoors skills and hone existing ones with Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp, which will run in conjunction with Toyota’s summer promotion.
The Family Summer Camp program includes free workshops led by experts in the basics of camping, fishing, hunting and archery. The camps will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from June 27 – July 26, 2015. More information is available at www.basspro.com/summercamp.