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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-732-1225

Do you know a child who likes to be in the great outdoors? Give them an opportunity to expand their outdoor knowledge and learn about wildlife and fish plus participate in many outdoor activities including canoeing on beautiful Lake Eaton.

Registration has begun for the Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. Registration is limited; don’t miss out on this exciting summer camp program.

“The campers learn skills and values through fun, educational, hands-on outdoor activities,” said George Warthen, director of the Ocala Conservation Center. “One of the four programs provides the campers an opportunity to take the hunter safety course, or they can sign up for our bowhunting and archery program or our ever-so-popular fish camp program.”  

The summer camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-14, and focuses on wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and firearm safety. This year, the camp offers six one-week sessions beginning June 14.

For more information and to register for the summer camp program, call 352-625-2804 or visit the website at Ocala Youth Camp or

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