KIDS SUMMER CAMP
Certified Hunter Education
The camp staff will drive the campers to the Burns Hermitage, which is located 40 miles east of Pioche, Nevada. where their week will begin. Pioche is located 180 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada on Highway 93 (The Great Basin Highway).
After arriving at the Hermitage, campers will get tour of the ranch and the facilities. The staff will show the campers where they will sleep and let them unpack. After unpacking, dinner will be served at the Cheyenne dining hall. Activities will begin Monday morning. All activities are fun, staff supervised, and designed for children the campers ages. Your child's safety is our utmost priority.
Monday's activities include a 3 hour morning nature hike. The hike is an easy walk and will expose the campers to nature. During the hike, campers will learn to identify different trees, plants, birds, animal tracks, and wildlife. They may even find an arrowhead or deer antler. After lunch, they will learn skills including making a shelter for camping, building a campfire, preparing for unpredictable weather while hiking, and surviving an outdoor emergency in inclement weather.
Tuesday's activities will be firearm safety, target shooting, archery, and marksmanship. The campers will learn how to safely handle and shoot a BB, pellet and .22 caliber single shot rifle and a bow and arrow. Staff members Jim Burns and Greg Damarin are both police officers, Hunter Education Instructors, and certified NRA Firearms Instructors. The campers will receive proper instruction during this activity. If you want your child to get certified in Hunter Education, they can get certified during this camp.
Wednesday is "Kid's Choice" day. The campers as a group will choose their activities. These activities can include hiking, target shooting, volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, games, etc.
On Thursday, campers will spend the morning in paddle boats. They will learn boating safety and have fun paddling in our trout pond. After lunch, the campers will prepare for a hike and overnight camp in the woods. They will use skills learned earlier in the week to prepare for the hike and campout, set up tents, build a campfire, and identify wildlife tracks and sounds.
On Friday morning campers will learn how to leave nature as they found it, clean their campsite, and hike back to the Hermitage. After lunch, campers will participate in paddle boat races and a marksmanship competition. Awards will be given to the top paddler and marksman. The staff will take group and individual photos of the campers so they can remember the fun. After dinner, campers will pack and prepare for the Saturday departure.
After a late breakfast on Saturday morning, the staff will drive the "Kid's Camp" graduates back where they will meet their parents at 2:00 p.m.
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