Foundation for North American Wild Sheep
By Karen Latimer
Alberta FNAWS Youth Hunter Sheep Camp Coordinator
The 4th Annual Youth Hunter Sheep Camp was another
huge success. Twenty-five boys and girls enjoyed a very full weekend of learning
about many aspects of sheep hunting and wilderness adventures. These kids came
from all over Alberta, some traveling over 200 miles to be there. The directors
of the Alberta Chapter support this camp because one of their main goals is
to get young people involved in sheep hunting.
The camp was started in 2003 for the purpose of giving kids from 13 to 17 years of age some basic skills and knowledge about sheep habitat, firearms use and safety, wilderness survival, hide preparation and field care of trophies, and horsemanship. In the last two years, we also added fly-fishing and fly tying. The camp is fully funded by the Alberta Chapter so all kids can have an opportunity to attend. This year we had a donation from Chris McCann in Edmonton who specified that the funds were to go toward youth education. We also get donations from various businesses so the kids have things to take home. This year they got water bottles and Frisbees from Husky Oil, whistles and key chains from Fish and Wildlife, and caps and lawn chairs from Alberta FNAWS.
The camp is held at the Alford Lake Conservation Center west of Caroline. The facility and expertise of the staff are a huge part of what make the camp successful. I worked with Ted Hanson, the camp manager, to develop a program for the weekend. His experience with young people helped me run this camp and make sure everything ran smoothly.
We have set the dates for next year (July 26, 27, 28) and we are excited about the program possibilities we have for the campers.
2008 Youth Sheep Hunter Camp
Our 2008 Youth Hunter Sheep Camp will be offered for youth 13 to 17 years old on July 26, 27, 28 at the Alford Lake Conservation Camp west of Caroline.
Click here for the Application Form and the Waiver Form. A $25 registration fee applies.
Mail application forms and fee to: FNAWS Alberta c/o Karen Latimer - 5125 - 51 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1H1 .
Please register by June 30, 2007.
Contact Karen Latimer at 403-556-7155 or E-mail: email@example.com for application forms or for more information.
2007 Youth Camp
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out some of the letters from the 2006 Youth Camp:
By Katherine Lohman
By Cameron Lohman
by Morgan Latimer