MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp at Cuivre River State Park

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TROY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer its fourth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp this summer. It is a free three-day, two-night girls' camp aimed at introducing girls, ages 11-15, to a variety of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. The camp will be held July 21-23 at Cuivre River State Park in Lincoln County, just east of Troy. All participants will stay overnight in state park cabins.

Campers will spend three fun-filled days learning by participating in hands-on outdoor skills led by conservation professionals. Some of the planned activities include hunter education, firearms safety, archery and target shooting, walking through a safety trail, canoeing, orienteering, and fishing.

Campers will also learn about all aspects of fishing from fish identification, casting, tying knots, and cleaning fish, to actually going fishing. All activities occur in a group setting of their peers, and are taught by knowledgeable instructors who make participants comfortable and willing to try new things.

Discover Nature Girls Camp is part of the Department's mission to help people get outside and discover nature.

The camp is free but limited to limited to 60 girls between the ages of 11 to 15 years old. The first 60 applications received will be selected to attend with all remaining applications placed on a waiting list. Applications must be received by May 8.

To apply for Discover Nature Girls Camp, contact the St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554 to request an application form.