Outdoor skills camps for youth
Frederick County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of outdoor camps for youth ages 6-16 throughout the summer. At the Archery and Bushcraft Camp, youth ages 11-16 learn archery safety and basics, how to make a bow, build shelters, and other skills. The camps will take place from July 5th to 8th, July 25th to 29th and August 1st to 5th. An introductory Wilderness Survival Camp for 6-9 year olds will be held July 11-15, where participants will learn the basics of survival in the wild, from building shelters and fires to knots and primitive skills. An advanced wilderness survival camp for 9-14 year olds will be held from July 18-22. Participants will work alone and in teams to solve problems using different skills such as: B. Protection, Fire, Tool Use, Knife Safety, Knots, Primitive Abilities and more. Most camps are held at Pinecliff Park, Frederick. Fees vary by camp. To sign up and for more information, visit recreater.com or call 301-600-2936.
Register now for the BOW weekend in August
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting a weekend of workshops on “Become an Outdoor Woman” August 12-14 in Garrett County. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone over the age of 18 to try outdoor activities or improve their hunting, fishing, tracking, outdoor cooking, kayaking, fly tying, survival skills, chainsaw, shotgun and rifle skills , hiking, map and compass reading, canoeing, bowhunting and archery, camping, trapping and more. Each person can attend up to four sessions. The cost, including lodging, meals, a BOW t-shirt and use of demonstration equipment, is $175 if registered before July 24, plus the cost of any required hunting or fishing license. The program takes place at the Western Maryland 4-H Center in Bittinger. Accommodation is dormitory style. Some scholarships are available. For registration and more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov.
Hunter Training Courses
The Thurmont Sportsman Conservation Club, Hunt Club Road, Thurmont, will host a Maryland Department July 13, 14, and 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and July 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m of Natural Resources approved Hunter Training Classroom Course. The course includes classroom instruction and hands-on practice, including familiarization with a variety of firearms and firing a shotgun and rifle at targets to demonstrate knowledge and safety. There is also a written test. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. A bow hunter training course will be held on August 13th at the Frederick County IWLA, Reels Mill Road, Frederick. For more information, to register, or to view other course location schedules, visit dnr.maryland.gov.