The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering its 6th annual Discover Nature Girls Camp. It is a free three-day, two night girls camp aimed at introducing young ladies ages 11 to 15 to different outdoor skills in a supportive learning environment. In 2013, the camp will be held June 25, 26, and 27. The camp is held in Monroe County at Mark Twain Lake State Park.
Campers spend three fun filled days learning by participating in a “hands on” hunter education class; shooting firearms and archery equipment, walking through a safety trail and taking the hunter education test. Throughout the camp, the girls will participate in a variety of outdoor skills such as canoeing, orienteering and fishing. Campers learn about all aspects of fishing; from fish identification, casting, tying knots, and cleaning fish, to finally going fishing. This all occurs in a group setting of their peers, being taught by knowledgeable instructors who make participants comfortable and willing to try new things. The camp is limited to 60 girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The first sixty applications received by the Conservation Department’s Northeast Regional Office will be selected to attend. Applications must be received at the Northeast Regional Office by May 15.
To apply for the Discover Girls Camp, please contact Conservation Agents Mike Christensen or Chris Grote, or the Northeast Regional Office at (660) 785-2420 to request an application form.