The 2022 Youth Program schedule is packed full as we debut our new delivery method. Although it will seem different from past camps it is guaranteed to be as fun and interactive as ever, bringing learning to life.
Day 1, Thursday July 21: Canadian Firearms Safety Course.
Safety first as we head into a busy few days of live firing and handling of firearms. Although this day is mostly in a classroom setting there is lots of hands on action and movement as you have ample opportunity to handle the training aids in preparation for the practical test. The Canadian Firearm Safety course also has a written test components. We provide accommodations for those who need it.
Day 2, Friday July 22: Range Day.
Well versed in safety we head to the range! A great day spent gaining experience using different calibers, gauges and muzzleloaders. It's an action packed day with lots of shooting scenarios as we travel between Camden Black Powder range and Nova Sporting Clays.
Day 3, Saturday July 23: We start the day off early as we head to the water! Learn To Fish, water and boat safety are covered in a station rotation right on the shore of Shortts Lake. After lunch we head out on a 2-3km map and compass challenge to a designated survival area. There we test our abilities in shelter building, fire building, emergency signals and really enjoy the camp life as we prepare our meals over an open fire. What you pack in on your back is what you will live off of for this overnight. We do our best to simulate a survival situation.
Day 4, Sunday July 24: We will rise in the woods to a campfire breakfast, which will give us energy as we spend the rest of the day developing our Field Techniques through a station rotation. Tree Stand Safety, Bear bait site development, blood trailing, shot placement, ATV safety and field dressing wrap up the HE criteria. We end the day by writing our Hunter's Education test and graduation.
This event has been funded by the Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund and sponsored by SPYPOINT Canada, Stoeger Canada, First To Flight, Wildflower Promotion and Apparel, St. John Ambulance, Truro Struttin Gobblers, Delta Waterfowl Truro Chapter.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 YEAR IS NOW FULL. YOUTH CAMP IS JULY 21/22/23/24; LADIES ONLY TO BE DETERMINED.