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Girls standing in water learning water safety at Discover Nature Girls Camp
Campers get actively engaged in learning canoeing and water safety during MDC’s three day Discover Nature Girls Camp. The camp is being held this year Tuesday through Thursday, July 24-26 at Redemption Ranch in Lincoln County.

MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp July 24-26 in Lincoln County

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St. Louis
Mar 12, 2018

MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be offering its eighth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp Tuesday through Thursday, July 24-26, at Redemption Ranch in Lincoln County. This is a free, three-day, two-night camp aimed at introducing girls, ages 11–15, to a range of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. 

Campers spend three fun-filled days immersed in a “hands on” hunter education class, including shooting firearms and archery equipment, walking through a safety trail and taking the hunter education test.  Each participant has the chance to become Missouri Hunter Education-certified by the end of the camp.

Throughout the camp, the girls will engage in a variety of outdoor skills such as canoeing basic instruction and water safety.  They’ll also navigate a geocache course challenge and learn camp-cooking skills.  Campers will also learn about all aspects of fishing from fish identification, casting, tying knots, and cleaning fish to finally catching their own fish. 

Participants experience all of this in a group setting of their peers, taught by knowledgeable instructors who make participants comfortable to try new things. Discover Nature Girls Camp is free with equipment and meals provided.  Campers will stay in cabins at Redemption Ranch. The camp is limited to 50 girls between the ages of 11 to 15 years old. The first 50 applications received will be selected to attend.   The Discover Nature Girls Camp is also seeking chaperones to assist with the camp.

To apply, contact the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at (636) 441-4554 to request an application form.  

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Girls practicing casting at a Discover Nature Girls Camp
DN Girls Camp Fishing
Participants can practice their casting skills, and then set out to do some real fishing at the annual MDC Discover Nature Girls Camp.

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Girls practicing using a GPS unit at a Discover Nature Girls Camp
Girls practicing using a GPS unit at a Discover Nature Girls Camp
Learning how to use a GPS and navigate a geocache challenge course is one of the many outdoor activities awaiting girls age 11-15 at MDC’s Discover Nature Girls Camp.

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