Lake & Trails Youth Hunting Camp is a 4 year program designed for youth 10 years and older. Each year, the campers will acquire new skills through direct range instruction and educational courses taught by certified instructors and Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers.
All first year campers will take the Hunter Education course and complete the test to obtain their Hunters Certification. Some range activities include air rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns, pistols and archery. The campers will also make medicine bags at the primitive living camp site and learn basic water safety on Leesville Lake.
Second Year campers will visit the various ranges and attend waterfowl and trapping clinics. Campers will canoe, learn the art of taxidermy, basic map reading and make their own knives and sheaves.
Third year campers will revisit those ranges plus take on an advanced 3D archery course, sporting clays, trap setting, waterfowl and turkey clinics and knife safety.
Fourth Year campers will attend a gun dog and pheasant clinic in preparation for their live pheasant hunt, the highlight of camp! While also revisiting various ranges, campers will also pack in deer processing, turkey and duck clinics, trapping clinic, the high power riffle range, advanced cooking and a map reading course.