Jamestown, Colo. – May 11 –
Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited and the Cal-Wood Education Center have partnered together for a youth weekend in the woods. Located in beautiful Jamestown, Colorado, The Ultimate Nature Experience (T.U.N.E.) camp will be a four-day, action-packed outdoor experience taking place this July 11-14 for youth entering grades 6 through 12.
T.U.N.E. is a chance for youth to explore the outdoors, relax around the campfire and meet new friends while participating in the multitude of activities being offered, including: Fly-fishing with experienced guides, shooting sports, low ropes course, archery target range, hiking, wetland biology, dog training, upland ecology/forest ecology, outdoor survival and much more
“This weekend promises to be one of the best these campers will have all summer long,” said Janine Kohn, PF’s National Education Specialist, “Not only will it be extremely educational and informative, but it’s going to be fun and exciting for everyone too.”
T.U.N.E. underscores PF’s No Child Left Indoors® initiative, which is part of a national movement aimed at getting youth unplugged from electronics and turned on to the outdoors, nature and wildlife. “It’s so important to invest in our future generation of outdoorsmen and women because if we can’t instill in them the significance of having and enjoying wildlife habitat, we eventually won’t have anyone left to protect it,” added Kohn.
The cost of the camp is $350 and limited scholarships are available, as Colorado PF chapters have committed to sponsor at least 10 youth. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about the camp, contact Bob Hix, PF Field Representative in Colorado at (303) 743-8957 or via email at BHix@pheasantsforever.org. Registration materials can be found at http://www.calwood.org.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters hold more than 500 youth events a year connecting 25,000 plus youth to the outdoors. Many provide educators with scholarships to attend Leopold Education Project workshops. They reach out in their communities to sponsor youth mentor hunts, outdoor conservation days, shooting sports competitive events, conservation camps, youth fishing tournaments, outdoor expos, hunter education classes, schoolyard habitats and much more.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.