One of our most popular, longstanding programs is Conservation Camp (Archery or Firearms Hunter Safety). Our partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife brings this exciting approach to hunter safety in a specially-designed summer camp setting! What better way to learn about survival, first aid, map and compass, and archery or firearms safety, than at camp? Our hands-on instruction by knowledgeable and friendly staff offers a unique approach to these safety programs. Each day is filled with exciting activities such as swimming, hiking, paddling, and core hunter safety lessons. Each successful participant will earn their Maine Archery or Firearms Hunter Safety Certificate, honored in all 50 states, and good for life.
In cooperation with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Ages: 10 – 13 (except 6/29 – 7/4; see below)
Firearms Hunter Safety
6/22/14 – 6/27/14
6/29/14 – 7/4/14 (ages 12 – 14 only; includes ATV safety) Session FULL
7/6/14 – 7/11/14
7/13/14 – 7/18/14
7/20/14 – 7/25/14
7/27/14 – 8/1/14
8/3/14 – 8/8/14 Session FULL
8/10/14 – 8/15/14 Session FULL
Archery Hunter Safety:
6/22/14 – 6/27/14
7/27/14 – 8/1/14 Session FULL
8/1 0/14 – 8/15/14 Session FULL
Because The University of Maine defines firearms and archery equipment as weapons, and has a strict weapons policy for the safety of all, and for liability and insurance reasons, camp program participants are asked not to bring their personal shooting sports equipment to Bryant Pond 4-H Camp & Learning Center without prior authorization from the Camp Director or the Maine 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator. The 4-H Shooting Sports instruction team at Bryant Pond is very familiar with the wide variety of equipment here, and competently provide complete instruction in the shooting sports discipline programs that we offer.
Image Description: Campers learn shooting sports from camp leaders
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