Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)
Coulee's 7-17-2018 assistance of the University of Wisconsin LA Crosse's summer camp at Copeland Park was followed by giving pontoon rides to 109 people off the Clinton Street Landings. Thanks to Harris Bank for sending in some volunteers and to the nine pontoon owners who came in with their units to make the event successful. In my busy time of running several things, I only took two pictures and they won't load, so you readers are left to your imagination.
KAMO is supporting a university summer camp this July. A university group of 10 came in to Copeland park Thursday as a prep for next Tuesday's Mississippi River Summer Camp. They are interns at the U.W. - L this summer and are going to be mentors for a group of 22 6th - 8th graders next week. These 10 college students experienced the canvas outdoor art we will have the kids do. Samples below. Some of these students learned how to cast the rod and reel sets for the fish casting game the kids will also. We talked about river ecology a little bit and left feeling good about our readiness for next Tuesday.
Coulee's latest activity schedule:
Loggers Game - July 12th - starts at 6:30. Must RSVP to Mike prior to July 9th so he can forward ticket requests to sponsor. Mike - email@example.com If you have not RSVP’d, there will not be a ticket for you
Youth Outdoor Festival - July 14th - 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M - Vets Memorial Park on French Island on left just over Clinton Street bridge. No lead. This is informational only.
*Pontoon Rides on the Black River - West Clinton Street Boat Landings - Tuesday, July 17th. Lead Tim Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org/ 608-385-2143 Boarding will begin at 5:30 P.M., but can get a ride later too.
*Trap/ pigeon shoot - Tuesday, August 21st - More details later. Lead Tim Collins - email@example.com/ 608-385-2143
. * Lock and Dam #7 Tour - By arrangement. Lead - Mike Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org Only offered between 9:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. on weekdays.
Genoa Fish Hatchery Interpretative Center Tour - Genoa Fish Hatchery - By arrangement..Lead - Mike Brown - email@example.com
*Camping at Mc Mullen County Park - Warrens, Wisconsin. Lead - Mike Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org Hopefully, we’ll get a break from the heat wave to make this trip feasible.
*Individual or small group fishing outings by request. One, maybe two children per adult (lends itself to a better experience for the child). 4 Leads - Contact Mike Brown at email@example.com/ 608-799-5037, Mike Hodgins at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 608-397-9844, Tim Collins at email@example.com/ 608-385-2143, or William Woodman - firstname.lastname@example.org/ 608-788-2303. See Coulee KAMO on Facebook to see pics from these outings.
*Firearms Safety/ Hunters Education - Weeknights during some week in August. We need to hear from some families when their children will be available before scheduling, and that needs to happen soon (this was written on 7-4). Lead - Mike Brown - email@example.com
One of our Kamokids got the hot hand on our evening trolling expedition this evening. Our walleye run turned into a crappie, bass, and sheephead bonanza, all on crank baits. We take families/ kids fishing by request at our La Crosse chapter. To find out more, tune into our website kamokids.org Coulee Chapter activities.
Only 45 minutes away from La Crosse, in Tomah, is perhaps one of the finest family recreational experience solutions for the family that has both strong fishing interests and kids. Winnebago Park on Tomah Lake features a colossal playground, a baseball field, extensive picnic areas, 1,000's of feet of shoreline fishing access, two boat ramps. As if that weren't enough, the lake is one of the finest fisheries in the area. Panfish, bass, northerns.
KId's Fishing Day at Lake Onalaska on June 2nd. Forecast of 100% rain was way off, which was good. Fishing was off a little. A good time was had by all. Kids got neon KAMO shirts and fishing poles. Mentors were present in force. We used nasa constructed Mosey Park as a our headquarters.Having trouble uploading some other pics I took. I'll come back to it later.