Kids Wanted for Youth Outdoors Day

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.


• Archery

• Bird identification, banding and callingYouth Outdoors Day

• 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.

Guleph, On.

N1G 4Y2

You can also email YOD

or PHONE 519-826-4922

About Peter Wood 1192 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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