Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

January 27, 2014 09:33 ET

OFAH Summer Camp Reaches More Kids

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - Wow, this cold weather may be keeping families indoors, the OFAH has a major announcement that will be sure to warm them up and encourage them to Get Outdoors. By popular demand, the OFAH is proud to announce that the 2014 Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp will be including a fourth action-packed camp to a program that has quickly become a province-wide success.

"In the past five years, this one-of-a-kind fishing and hunting summer camp has filled up in just 19 minutes at the start of registration," said Bill Blackwell, OFAH President. "With the overwhelming response to this summer camp, and the dedication of its volunteers, the Board of Directors saw a great opportunity to add a fourth camp to get more youth outdoors, and forever shape their leadership skills and interest in conservation."

Blackwell expressed that this camp is successful because of the generosity of the volunteers who invest their family vacation time in Huntsville to provide a program that draws youth from across the province.

Registration for the Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp will start March 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. The March issue of the Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine will provide the listing of summer camp dates. Families will also be drawn towards the Get Outdoors Facebook page and YouTube to view the brand new summer camp video featuring the high energy activities each camper experiences such as shooting compound bows and .22 rifles, fishing for bass and walleye and riding ATVs donated last year by Canadian Tire.

OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp was launched in 2002 to inspire more youth involvement in hunting, fishing and conservation. This national award-winning youth conservation program quickly expanded from 60 to 180 campers per year, and now up to 240 campers. For more information visit www.getoutdoors.org/camp.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Rachel Pearson
    Conservation Outreach
    Programs Coordinator
    (705) 748-6324 ext. 254

    Robert Pye
    Manager of Business Development & Corporate Messaging
    (705) 748-6324 ext. 276
    Twitter: @ofah