In partnership with WHITETAILS UNLIMITED
Take an opportunity to spend 2 days, 1 night at Gardner Camp during the most beautiful time of year – when the Fall colors along the Mississippi River bluffs are striking and the weather is ideal. We will provide youth with hands-on, interactive shooting and field experience to prepare for the bow season. Experienced instructors will take time teaching bowhunting field techniques – shot placement, blood trailing, game retrieval, tree stand safety and more. Mixed in we will feature friendly competitions, plenty of time to interact with other campers with similar interests and traditional camp activities. This year’s keynote activity will feature the Perryman family from God.Family.Hunting, a TV show on the Pursuit Channel. The Perryman family will be staging their outdoor 3-D Pop-Up Simulation Archery Range.
- SIMULATION 3-D POP-UP ARCHERY RANGE Archery targets of all sizes/animals pop-up from behind a barrier. The target stays up for 8-10 seconds and then falls back down. Just like in live hunting, you only get a chance to make that one shot in a matter of seconds. You will be impressed by this exciting range that tests your nerves and brings you close to experiencing a live hunt!
- SENIOR CAMPERS COMPETE FOR GARDNER CAMP HUNT Based on results of our 3-D tournament, senior campers are chosen to return to Gardner Camp for a 2-Day Bow Hunt during late season 2019/2020.
- 3-D ARCHERY TRAIL The camp will utilize our 10-target 3-D archery trail looping around near Gardner Hall. Varying animals from turkey, boar, raccoon, skunk, deer and carp are strategically placed with challenging shots at each target. Ten, twenty and thirty yard markers are placed at each station. Shooting stations and angles may be on the ground, in a stand, uphill, downhill, near water and at varying angles to the target to develop shooters into skilled hunters in any situation.
- AWARDS CEREMONY We will be hosting parents and campers for lunch on Sunday at noon. Awards will be handed out at that time.
- PARENT/CAMPER ARCHERY TOURNAMENT Spend some quality camper/parent time on the 3-D Pop-Up Archery Range on Sunday after our awards ceremony. Compete in a tournament for bragging rights and prizes.
- WATER SHOOT, BONFIRE, STAR PARTY After hour activities to keep the camp festivities rolling throughout the evening and night.
COST: $20 (covers food and supplies)
AGE LIMIT : 12- 17
TIME: 10/5 – Check-In at 9am. 10/6 – Concludes after lunch awards ceremony unless participating in Archery Tournament. See Camp Daily Schedule
Meals provided. Bring your own tent. Only one youth per tent. We encourage campers to bring their own archery equipment, however, limited archery equipment is available (Mathews Mission Craze II bows, quiver, release, arrows). A complete gear list will be provided upon registration.