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Great outdoor adventure – but so far there’s few takers

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2013

Fishing is just one of the activities a kid can take part in at the South Dakota Wildlife Federation’s Youth Conservation Camp in the Black Hills. The local affiliate still has a few scholarships for youngsters in grades nine, 10 and 11 (including current eighth-graders). SDWF photo

• Brookings Wildlife camp scholarship spots still unfilled

BROOKINGS – Kids today are curious and concerned about the environment.

And South Dakota kids in particular – many of whose moms and dads are hunters and fishermen – are tuned in to wildlife issues.

So why does the Brookings Wildlife Federation (BWF) have trouble giving away $300 scholarships to the region’s premier summer youth camp?

“It’s true,” says Spencer Vaa, president of the local Wildlife Federation affiliate. “It’s hard for kids and parents today to find time for a week-long summer camp. They’ve got other stuff going on.”

For the complete article see the 04-24-2013 issue.

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