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ADF&G Youth Camp Fosters Outdoor Skills
- ADF&G Press Release

Cora Campbell, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Phone: (907) 465-6166 - Fax: (907) 465-2332


Press Release: June 5, 2011

Contact: Kirk Lingofelt, ADF&G, (907) 267-2534 or (907) 632-9099 (cell)

ADF&G Youth Camp Fosters Outdoor Skills

While hunting is on the decline nationwide, hunting and other outdoor traditions remain an important part of life for many Alaskan families.

To help maintain those traditions and prepare youth for a lifetime of outdoor pursuits, ADF&G is again offering “Outdoor Youth Days,” a day camp for youth ages 10-14 focused on teaching outdoor skills. Other sponsors of the camp include the Outdoor Heritage Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The camp is located at the Rabbit Creek Shooting Park in Anchorage and at Cheney Lake. Session I runs June 6-8 and Session II runs June 13-15. During the three-day camp, campers learn firearms safety, shotgun shooting, rifle shooting, archery, map and compass, outdoor survival skills, animal tracking, fly fishing, spin fishing skills, boating safety and more.

“This camp gives youth hands-on experience with a variety of outdoor skills, including shooting sports and fishing,” said Jerry Soukup, coordinator of ADF&G’s Hunter Information and Training Program. “Our goal is to foster an awareness, respect and enjoyment of Alaska’s natural resources and to promote outdoor activities in a safe and ethical manner.”

This is the third year of the camp. Each session can accommodate 30 youth; both sessions are full.

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