On the morning of Saturday, August 24, twenty youth from the York Region Boys and Girls Club will be climbing onto a Greyhound bus for 4 days of fishing, canoeing, nature hikes, campfires, and more – and it’s all being provided to them free of charge!
For the seventh consecutive year, the Ontario Conservation Officers Association – with the support of numerous partners – is organizing the Kids and Wardens Fishing Adventure. This year kids from the York Region Boys and Girls Club will get probably their first experience enjoying the great outdoors in Ontario. This year’s event will be at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) camp at Elbow Lake north of Kingston. Members of the Ontario Conservation Officers Association will provide an opportunity to these young people to enjoy fishing and spending time at a summer camp.
“This event is often the highlight of the summer for these kids”, say OCOA President Joe McCambridge. “Over the past six years this has also been a highlight for our members, who are thrilled to be able to introduce kids from an urban environment to the wonders of the great outdoors.”
While at the camp, the children will be guided by OCOA members as they fish for bass and crappie. In between fishing trips, they will experience demonstrations by a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) forest fire fighting crew (guaranteed to result in an epic water fight!), the MNR canine unit, instruction in canoeing by certified instructors, a nature hike guided by NCC staff, and much more.
Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors, each child will receive all the equipment needed to fully enjoy the trip: sleeping bag, rain suit, fishing rod and reel, a fully stocked tackle box – and all of this goes home with them at the end of the trip!
The OCOA is a non-profit Association of active and retired Ontario Conservation Officers and other natural resources law enforcement officers who are dedicated to supporting and promoting children’s education with regard to Ontario’s natural resources.
For more information about the OCOA or this Adventure, or to get involved, please visit the OCOA website at www.ocoa.ca.
For more information contact:
Ontario Conservation Officers Association