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Sign your kids up now for Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

Do your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors? Would they love the chance to learn about fish and wildlife from experts, and hike or canoe with other children their age?

Then it’s time to sign them up for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp. The facility is located in the Ocala National Forest.

The summer camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-15, and focuses on fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and firearm safety. The camp offers six one-week sessions beginning June 16.

The camp’s primary goal is to help children become conservation-minded and good stewards of our fish and wildlife resources. They learn these skills and values through fun and educational, hands-on activities such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, archery and many other outdoor programs.

Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction. Each week-long session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery skills, wilderness outdoor skills and the exciting fishing program.

The Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57-acre peninsula at Lake Eaton – an area rich in history and wildlife. It is 20 miles east of Ocala in Marion County, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. The facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. The classrooms are fishing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest.

For more information about the camp and to inquire about availability, please call 352-625-2804.



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