The 9th annual Youth Outdoors Opportunity Day is fast approaching on September 18th.
YOD was started by several conservation groups and agencies. First organized by the Guelph District Ministry of Natural Resources, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, and countless partners, the event attracts over 250 youth annually.
It is a day designed for families interested in becoming involved in outdoor activities and their environment.
Participation and popularity of this event is increasing with each passing year as word is getting out. Kids are reconnected to the great outdoors and are given opportunities to participate in bird banding, wood carving, target shooting and fly fishing along with many other outdoor related activities.
Connecting kids with natural resources and teaching them how to enjoy the outdoors fosters a new generation that cares about the environment and its conservation.
Volunteers spend time with the kids (aged 10-17) teaching them how to enjoy these outdoor sports safely.
All equipment for the events is provided so that those that may not own a fishing rod or a bow and arrow can still learn the skills. Not only are kids given hands on opportunities to participate in outdoor sports and activities, but they are also introduced to the importance of nature and wildlife and are encouraged to enjoy and respect the beauty of our natural resources.
The day offers a wide range of hands-on activities and demonstration so all participants are sure to find something to enjoy that reflects their personal interests.
• Bird identification, banding and calling
• Fly fishing and fly tying
• Wetlands discovery
• Wild turkey display
• Fish ID and Casting
• Camping equipment and site set-up
• Retriever and pointer dog demonstration
• MNR canine demonstration
• Bird house building
• Wood carving demonstration
• Target shooting
• Trapping techniques
• Nature’s Corner
• Taxidermy techniques
• Falconry demonstration
Space is limited to just 200 kids
Please register online at
or by mail
1 Stone Road W.
You can also email YOD
or PHONE 519-826-4922
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