MDC Accepting sSgnups for Discover Nature Girls camp

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Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is now accepting registrations for a free Discover Nature — Girls Camp June 27-29 at Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp near Lincoln, Mo., in Benton County.  This camp will be wonderful way for youngsters to learn outdoor skills and enjoy camp camaraderie.

MDC's Discover Nature — Girls Camp teaches basic outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting and archery. Participants also learn about nature and ecology.

MDC’s Discover Nature — Girls Camp teaches basic outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting and archery. Participants also learn about nature and ecology.

Discover Nature — Girls Camp is a three-day, two-night outdoor skills camp for girls ages 11 to 15. This camp provides a supportive learning environment for girls to learn about firearm safety, fishing, conservation management and ethics, water safety and basic canoeing, archery, hunting and other outdoor skills. Participants will have a chance to shoot pellet guns and archery on target ranges under the supervision of experts. They will receive Missouri Hunter Education certification.

The outdoor activities will be taught by MDC experts. Participants will gain the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse nature on their own. MDC will provide all the necessary gear and material for camp activities. Campers are accepted in the order that completed applications are received.

MDC is also seeking female chaperones who would like to assist at the camp.

To request an application form and apply for Discover Nature — Girls Camp, contact Conservation Agent Brian Bartlett at 816-835-6087, or brian [dot] bartlett [at] mdc [dot] mo [dot] gov(link sends e-mail). Applications are also available at the MDC Kansas City Regional Office and the MDC offices at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, El Dorado Springs, Clinton and Sedalia.

For more information, call 816-622-0900. MDC connects people with nature. For information about other MDC educational programs, visit http://mdc.mo.gov.