OFAH Zone J Youth Campout

25th Anniversary OFAH Zone J Youth Campout

 

Since the 1st annual OFAH Zone J camp in 1988, we have seen almost every corner of our Zone and hosted hundreds of eager youth. Our camp is slightly different than others, as we re-quire the parents or guardians to attend all aspects of the camp with the youth as a mentor this allows the parent’s to become engaged and learn with the youth.

Every year, we kick things off Friday evening with Opening Ceremonies, a presentation and also a community camp fire. Saturday kicks off early in the morning when everyone gathers at the club house for a welcoming from the host club President and further instructions on the day’s activities The activities are the host clubs decision; this allows the club to work in areas of expertise. In the past, activities have included, but not limited to; Archery, Air rifles, Bird house building, Bat house building, Canoeing, Detecting invasive species, Fishing, Lure making, 22. Rifle range, Map/Compass reading, Flora/Fauna ID, etc. The list and ideas are almost endless. This is why we leave the activities to the host club as they can capitalize in an area that they are familiar with. Saturday wraps up with a community campfire. Sunday morning, we generally have a guest speaker or an activity that will engage the minds of our youth and their mentors.

The team is are diligently working on creating the largest and best OFAH Zone J Youth Camp to-date as, this year, 2013, marks our 25th Anniversary!! We are very much looking for-ward to June 7,8 and 9th as we have a few surprises in the works for this Silver Anniversary. You will find details and the itinerary printed in the 2013 Camp Flyer. If your’e interested in attending, I would recommend singing up early as space is limited.

Zone J is looking for a Club to host the 26th and 27th (2014-2015) annual Youth Camps. The OFAH Zone J Youth Camp historically has been held on Father’s Day weekend in June. If you or your club  are interested in learning more, please contact Brian Moore.

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