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Arizona Game and Fish offering outdoor recreation summer camp

3/16/16

PHOENIX – Registration is now open for the Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife and outdoor recreation summer camp.

Camps for kids ages 8-14 will be held June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the department’s Hirsch Conservation Area, located on the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.

“More and more research is proving that a connection with nature is important for children and provides a lifetime benefit. Kids today are losing that connection and Game and Fish is looking for ways like this camp to help parents establish their child’s interest in wildlife and all-things outdoors,” said Wildlife Education Program Manager Mike Demlong of the department.

Each session will include hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters, and more. The camp is sponsored by the department and the non-profit Wildlife for Tomorrow.

Space for each camp session will be limited, so register now through June 1. The fee to attend is $150 per session per child. Registration can be completed by visiting www.azgfd.com/education/adobemountain/summercamp/, calling (602) 501-4788, or e-mailing azgf.summercamp@gmail.com.