The 2021 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: 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: Range Day.
Well versed in safety we head to the range to gain experience on a number of different rifle calibers and shotguns. We have added in bows and crossbows so you can obtain a wide variety of experience.
Day 2: It doesn't end there as we head to water to have some fun after a great morning at the range. Learn to Fish and water activities are planned for the afternoon.
Day 3: We start the day off early as we head out on a 2-3km map and compass challenge to a designated camping 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: 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. A station rotation of real life scenarios. What better way to learn that to have your abilities put to the test.
1. Waterfowl station: Pop up from waterfowl blinds while attempting to break clays flying over your head.
2. Climb up into tower blind and determine the best shot placement from a multitude of targets. Follow up from your shot as you but balloons full of paint depending on what vital organ you hit. (Red/Pink/Green)
3. Based on your paint splatter will depend on your blood trail path and where you end up in the woods.
4. Once you arrive learn how to field dress a real pheasant.
5. Examine the wooded areas to determine the best spot for a snare or trap, as the Trappers Association leads you through a demonstration.
6. Climb a tree stand and shoot a bear target with your bow. See how a bait site is set up and learn how to manipulate your trail camera for best results.
7. Set up a pop up blind and figure out the best way to discharge a crossbow at your target.
This event is 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.
To apply for Water'n Woods please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application form.
YOUTH REGISTRATION FOR 2021 IS FULL
LADIES PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN