Gardner Camp will partner with organizations to offer youth the highest caliber mentoring and instruction on subjects related to hunter safety, hunting heritage, waterfowl and migratory birds, wildlife and habitat management through a variety of educational strategies. This will include teaching youth the basic skills, values, techniques and responsibilities of hunting. Gardner Camp wishes to partner with organizations to increase the number of youth who participate in hunting activities and provide a safe, positive hunting experience for all youth.
Gardner Camp will collaborate with youth-serving non-profit organizations in offering high quality outdoor recreation and science-based programming to achieve shared positive outcomes that benefit youth. We provide programming in these areas:
- Wetland & Waterfowl Ecology
- Wildlife Education & Management
- Outdoor Skills - Orienteering, Fire Building, Shelter Building, Backpacking
- River History & Archaeology
- Nature Art & Photography
- Hunting and Trapping Safety
Gardner Camp will partner with non-profit organizations in offering unique shooting sports facilities, education and events in the disciplines of archery, airgun and shotgun.
YOUTH TRAPPING CAMP - by Illinois Trappers Association
Saturday, March 7th 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 8th 8:00am - 12:00pm
Campers will help set and check a trap line, learn about trapping equipment and furbearer identification, observe proper pelt preparation and discuss trapper ethics. The most exciting and anticipated feature of this event is that the youth decide a location to set their own trap and when they wake up the next morning, they are able to check their own trap and see if they’ve caught anything!
This camp satisfies the IDNR Trapper Safety Education requirement to obtain an Illinois Trapper License. In addition to their Trapper Safety card, youth will go home with traps of their own and chances to win other trapping gear.
Recommended for boys & girls ages 10+. Limited to 30 youth. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. There is no cost for this 2-day event. Registration closes February 28th at Noon.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217/432-1999.
Lunch provided by Pike County Spurs & Feathers NWTF Chapter.
Traps for campers provided by MVHFA.
Additional giveaways from Kaatz Bros Lures, Volkers Trapping Supplies, Dunlap Lures, Hoosier Trapper Supply & Kansas Trapline Products
Register now at https://form.jotform.com/200405342569148
ULTIMATE OUTDOOR CHALLENGE
Saturday, May 9th
Gardner Camp's feature 3-on-3 outdoor sports competition. Prize money award to the team's school as well as prizes awarded to top competitors.
More information at https://gardnercamp.org/ultimate-outdoor-challenge-2020/
Scout Badge Completion Sheets
Shooting Sports: Air Gun Boy Scouts