PRATT, Kan. -(Ammoland.com)- Each summer, volunteers gather at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City to introduce 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds to the Kansas outdoors.
The Kansas Wildlife Federation started the Outdoor Adventure Camp in the 1980s, and the 2017 camp, scheduled for June 4-9, will mark its 30th anniversary.
It’s a remarkable accomplishment, and an admirable legacy for all those who’ve been involved. It’s also left thousands of youngsters with indelible outdoor memories and perhaps skills they’ll enjoy the rest of their lives.
The six-day summer camp is for kids who are curious about the outdoors and want to learn more about it. Boys and girls, ages 10-12, will spend mornings exploring the grounds at Rock Springs with instructors. 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, Parks and Tourism, Kansas State University, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, county conservation districts, the Riley County Fish and Game Association, 4-H clubs, and other organizations will be on hand.
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