Come one, come all – August 8 is the last of the one-day Conservation Camps which are hosted by the Northeast Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This camp is taking place at Camp Whitley, which is northwest of Columbia City in Whitley County.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 9-13. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m. The cost includes lunch, snacks, and supplies.
The morning will begin with conservation officers covering firearm safety and then the campers will have the opportunity to shoot clay pigeon targets with shotguns provide by the conservation officers. After that, campers will be instructed by Camp Whitley staff on how to use bows and arrows before they get to use the bows to shoot targets with the assistance of the camp staff.
Following lunch, campers will have a session with Wildlife Educator Rick Glassman, who will lead wildlife games with the campers and will also have some reptile friends that he will share with the campers. And at the end of the camp, campers will have time for a swim in Troy-Cedar Lake before going home.
Anyone who has a child that would like to attend Conservation Camp should call 260-244-6266 ext. 101 or e-mail nadean. firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Aug. 2.