Sunday, January 25, 2015

MDC offers outdoor skills Discover Nature Girls Camp


For girls ages 11 to 15
Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a Discover Nature Girls Camp June 16-18 at Camp Palestine near Chilhowee, Mo., in Johnson County. The camp is free, but is limited to 32 girls ages 11 to 15. The first 32 applications received by Conservation Agent Brian Bartlett will be accepted. Applications must be received by March 31.
   The three-day, two-night camp will introduce girls to outdoor skills in a supportive learning environment. Campers will spend three fun-filled days learning with a hands-on approach. MDC staff will teach skills such as archery, firearms safety and shooting, fishing, canoeing and water safety. The MDC Hunter Education class will be offered. Campers will learn all aspects of fishing such as casting, knot tying, fish identification – and they will actually go fishing. MDC will provide all necessary gear and materials.
   All teaching occurs in a group setting of peers. Classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who make participants comfortable and learning fun. 
   To request an application form and apply for Discover Nature Girls Camp, contact Agent Bartlett at 816-835-6087, or call the MDC Kansas City Regional Office at 816-622-0900.
   For information about all MDC programs that connect people with nature, visithttp://www.mdc.mo.gov.