Registration Open Now for Free Conservation Day Camp on May 17

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Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to learn more about our natural resources and the outdoor activities our state has to offer when the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife hosts its annual Camp Awareness from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Redden State Forest Headquarters Tract near Georgetown.

Planned activity stations will include: boating safety; wetlands, waterfowl, wildlife and habitat; target archery; air rifles; building a bird nesting box; and the Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs program. Each activity will begin hourly, running throughout the day, with rotation beginning at 9 a.m. All activities will conclude at 4 p.m.

“This is a conservation-minded camp in which we hope to educate kids on the proper use of our natural resources and to instill in them a sense of appreciation that will grow over their lifetimes,” said Sr. Corp. Doug Messeck, camp coordinator.

Adult supervision is required and no unattended participants will be permitted. Parents and/or guardians must remain with participants throughout the day and are encouraged to participate in the activities.

The camp is offered free of charge, but preregistration is required by Wednesday, May 7. Vendors will be on site for lunch. The first 100 children to preregister will receive a camp T-shirt.    

For more information, please contact Carol Weyant at 302-739-9913, or Sr. Cpl. Doug Messeck at 302-855-1921, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.