Kids hopeful of someday being a contestant on the “Survivor” show might want to check out a summer camp offered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Gloria Baker coordinates the camps that teach “outdoor skills” to young kids.She says the camp for boys offers instruction in shooting and hunting and while the camp for girls includes instruction in fishing, canoeing and camping. Baker says the outdoor camps compete with sports camps and a variety of other activities for kid’s attention. And, she says a shift in population to urban areas has also hurt interest in outdoor activities. She says parents and grandparents have traditionally taught outdoor skills, but that has changed with society.Baker says the girl’s camps were started in 1993 and the boy’s camps came along in 1997. Baker says the camps are for kids ages 12 to 15.Parents should contact their local Pheasants Forever chapter. Baker says the chapter will pay the 75-dollar cost of the camp.The camps are offered in June and August.
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