National outdoor gear and clothing retailer REI will be featured on two upcoming episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  The episodes, titled “Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure,” highlight their first-time camping adventures in Yosemite National Park and a trip to the REI store in Fresno, Calif.
The first show will air on Friday, Oct. 29 and the second show is expected to air next week. The confirmed date of the second episode will be announced on and For local listings, visit
The first-time campers visited with REI Fresno Store Manager Matt Colby, who helped answer their questions about camping and outfit them with gear and apparel.
As an added resource for entry-level outdoor enthusiasts in preparing for their next adventure, REI launched a comprehensive resource on The site ( includes a wealth of friendly advice and helpful tips for anyone planning their first car camping outing or an entry-level backpacking trip with family or friends. Features include expert camping advice, such as gear recommendations, checklists, articles, and resources for how to select a tent, sleeping bag or cookware. The site also features a brief promotional video about Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure.