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Six-day camp teaches youngsters
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP SET FOR ROCKS SPRINGS
May 17, 2007 - Co-sponsored by the Kansas
Wildlife Federation (KWF) and the K-State Cooperative Extension
Service, the Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) is a six-day summer
camp for kids who enjoy the outdoors and want to learn more about
it. Now in its 19th year, the event will be held June10-15 at
the Camp WaShunGa area of Rock Springs 4-H Center, near Junction
Kansas youngsters ages 10 through 12 will spend
mornings exploring the grounds at Rock Springs with instructors,
getting up-close experiences with Kansas animals and plants.
Session subjects include insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians,
fish management, wildlife management, wetlands, birds, and stream
Afternoons will be spent learning about birds of
prey, skins and skulls, bats, streams, and more general topics,
including ecology, wetlands, riparian areas, and watersheds.
Instructors from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks,
Kansas State University, the Natural Resource Conservation Service,
county conservation districts, the Riley County Fish and Game,
4-H clubs, and other organizations will be on hand.
Depending on the evening, participants may prowl
for owls, star-gaze, or watch bats gobble bugs. Evening swims
are on the agenda, and participants will sit around a campfire,
eat s'mores, and tell stories. One evening will feature a friendly
Other activities planned are scavenger hunts; swimming
and canoeing; fishing; rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, archery,
and pellet gun shooting; arts and crafts; and horseback riding.
A day-trip to the Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery will
occupy one day.
Participants should bring a swimsuit, sleeping
gear, and clothes for a week. Sunscreen, insect repellent, a
cap, a fishing pole, and a water bottle are also recommended.
Food, instruction, and lodging are all included in the $225 price
of the six-day camp. Sportsman's clubs offer Outdoor Adventure
Camp scholarships. KWF and the Outdoor Writers of Kansas offer
scholarships through Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Space is
limited, and the registration deadline is June 4.
For applications and scholarship information, contact
Outdoor Adventure Camp, Theresa Berger, 406 S. New York Ave,
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481. Checks should be made out to the Kansas
Wildlife Federation. For more information, phone 785-526-7466
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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