Press Release

Wildlife Camps Available for Youth this Summer at Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. (5/19/2011)

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center (located between Covington and Jackson on Ga. Hwy. 36) will host its 9th annual FFA Wildlife Camp this summer. The goal of the wildlife camp is to teach young boys and girls about outdoor sports and safety and to increase their awareness and appreciation of wildlife. This year there will be four “Wildlife Camps” to provide wildlife education and outdoor safety training in a dynamic environment for young boys and girls. 

There are two Basic Wildlife Camps for youth ages 10-15, to be held June 26-July 1 and July 10-July 15, 2011. In addition, there is an Advanced Wildlife Camp available for youth ages 11-16 from July 17-22, 2011. Registration is open, but space is limited! 

The weeklong residential wildlife camp will center on firearms and hunter safety (taught by certified firearms instructors). Participants will receive their Georgia Hunter Safety Certification and will have opportunities to demonstrate safe firearms use with certified instructors. In addition, attendees will enjoy fishing, outdoor cooking, deer stand safety, primitive camping, and wildlife conservation. 

The Advanced Wildlife Camp is for youth who already have their hunter safety certification. Opportunities during this weeklong camp include bow hunting, survival, wildlife education, and firearms and firearm maintenance. 

Campers are divided by age group and stay with the same group throughout the entire week. All programs are designed to be ‘hands-on’ and geared toward the age of the participants. Recreation facilities at the camp include a swimming pool, miniature golf, ping-pong, basketball and much more! The cost is only $300 per camper, which includes lodging, meals, instruction, recreation and a t-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available.  

Sponsorship is needed for awards and door prizes and volunteers are needed to help with the camp. If you would like to assist in sponsorship opportunities, volunteer or for more information on the Wildlife Camp, contact Leroy Bagley with the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center at (770) 786-6926, ext. 8, lbagley@gaaged.org or visit www.wildlifecamp.com

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