** YOUTH ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE OR USE CELL PHONES OR IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS WHILE IN CAMP **
This is a policy of the League of Ohio Sportsmen Foundation. Youth found with phones or electronics will have the item confiscated for the remainder of the program.
Camp is a three-day event, with check in starting at 5:00pm Friday, October 6, 2017. First year participants receive hands on instruction as well as classroom work. Second year participants will expand on their skills and sew a coonskin cap. Third year participants will sharpen their skills, practice on a more advanced level, participate in a pheasant hunt, and make a decoy. Fourth year's participate in a woods walk where all of the skills they have learned the previous 3 years will be tested. They will also make a knife.
Shooting instruction includes archery, pistol, shotgun, .22, and muzzleloader, and high power rifle for advanced participants. Not all years will participate in all venues. Experienced, qualified instructors and personnel from the Divisions of Wildlife and Watercraft do instruction. Youth who have completed the four-year program are eligible to apply to return as a Junior Instructor.
Coonskin Cap Brigade activities are carried out rain or shine so rain gear and warm clothes are a must. Bring toiletry items, towels, sleeping bags or linens with a warm blanket. Spending money is optional but quarters are needed for the pop and snack machines. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.
To put on a program this comprehensive, it is necessary to call upon sponsors for assistance. Some of the help needed includes table set up, group leaders, dorm supervision, and clean up supervisors. We leave the camp cleaner than we found it. This is ALL attendees’ responsibility. NO ONE is to leave the camp until it is clean!
Each attending adult may sponsor up to three youths. All applications should be filled out completely and legibly. You may make as many copies of the registration form as needed. No application will be processed without payment of $100 per attendee attending. REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! No refunds will be made for cancellations after October 1st. No registrations will be accepted at camp!
It is the responsibility of the attending adult sponsor to supervise their youths, including behavior, adherence to Camp rules, attendance at activities and classes, clean up, and their general well being. If the sponsor is not the parent or legal guardian of a youth, the sponsor must have a phone number where a parent or legal guardian can be reached in the event of an emergency.