Editor's Note: Camp is now full, so watch for future activities for children to discover nature through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Girls ages 11-15 can gain valuable skills and confidence in the outdoors at Discover Nature Girls Camp, a free program being offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation July 21-23.
The fourth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp will be held at Cuivre River State Park, located just east of Troy in Lincoln County. Participants spend three days learning hunter education, firearms safety, archery and target shooting, walking through a safety trail, canoeing and orienteering. Campers also have an opportunity to fish and learn casting, knot tying and how to clean fish. The program includes two nights in state park cabins.
Discover Nature Girls Camp is part of the Missouri Department of Conservation's mission to help people get outside and discover nature. The program is led by conservation professionals and is designed to make campers feel comfortable trying new things surrounded by their peers.
The first 60 applications received will be selected to attend. Remaining applications will be placed on a waiting list. Applications must be received by May 8. To apply for Discover Nature Girls Camp, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation's St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554 to request an application form.