Funded ProjectsOutdoor Adventure Camp is a Summer Treat for Youngsters
Outdoor Adventure Camp is a six-day summer camp for kids who either enjoy the outdoors or want to learn more about it. This conservation education program is co-sponsored by the Kansas Wildlife Federation and KSU Cooperative Extension Service. This popular camp and educational opportunity has been operating since 1986.
The camp runs from the first Sunday in June through that Friday at the Camp WaShunGa area of Rock Springs Ranch, just south of Junction City. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 12 that summer.
Campers spend the morning traipsing the grounds with instructors, getting a hands-on feel for how various critters and plants live together in the ecosystem we call Kansas. Afternoons are spent learning about several areas of the outdoors, including mammals, insects, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Ecology, wetlands, riparian areas and watersheds are some terms learned about at this unique camp.
Since the prairie does not go to sleep at sundown, neither do the campers. They get out and about, prowling for owls, stargazing, spotlighting spiders or watching bats gobble bugs.
Other activities include scavenger hunts, water sports including swimming and canoeing, fishing, shooting sports including rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, archery, and pellet gun.
The Foundation gave the Kansas Wildlife Federation $600 to sponsor a local youth to attend the Outdoor Adventure Camp.