Mollenhour camp to teach outdoor skills to youth

Some northern Indiana youth are set to learn environmental awareness and skills thanks to the C.O. Mollenhour Conservation Camp, which begins Sunday, July 14 on McClures Lake near Silver Lake.

Indiana conservation officers along with a council of dedicated volunteers will help host the event, which will be divided into boys and girls camps. The boys camp will be July 14-19, and girls camp will be July 21-26. The camp was established in 1938 and is celebrating 81 years of educating young people on environmental and conservation awareness.

While at camp, each participant will be certified in hunter and boater education, learn tree stand and ATV safety, learn to identify native Indiana wildlife, experience SCUBA and river rescue demonstrations, and learn firearm and archery safety and skills along with many other outdoor activities. 

The goal of the camp is to develop environmental awareness in all who participate.

Campers must be 9-14 years old to attend. Registration is limited to the first 80 registrants. The boys camp is full and on a waiting list.

For more information on C.O. Mollenhour Conservation Camp or to sponsor a camper, please see

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