Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)

8/23/12 @ 5:50 AM
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Onalaskan
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KAMO is a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that gets kids off their earbuds and into the outdoors. Never before has there been such a substantial need for adults to pass their outdoor skills on to a younger generation that has become disconnected with nature. KAMO has 5 chapters - Florence, Ladysmith, New Lisbon, Baraboo, La Crosse/ Onalaska. Kamokids.org is the group's website and provides details, contact information and photos of the group's activities. KAMO is unique in that members of the group plan, organize, and finance activities year around. These activities can be done one on one, small or large group. KAMO mentors are encouraged to contribute the time what they can comfortably give and are not pushed for more. KAMO has been popular and can always use new mentors who bring their ideas and energy to the group. The La Crosse group I'm a memeber of could use some people for Learn to Hunts or other mentored hunting experiences for events on the river and local Mississippi Valley properties. We are open to someone who may have horses or places to camp as that is what our kids are asking for.I will try to post our activities on here once in a while.
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7/18/18 @ 9:24 PM
Oalaskan
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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.

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7/13/18 @ 8:46 AM
Oalaskan
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 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. 


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7/4/18 @ 8:51 AM
Oalaskan
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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 - brownmtjc@gmail.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 - tim_intelli@hotmail.com/ 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 - tim_intelli@hotmail.com/ 608-385-2143 

By arrangement 

. * Lock and Dam #7 Tour - By arrangement. Lead - Mike Brown - brownmtjc@gmail.com 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 - brownmtjc@gmail.com 

*Camping at Mc Mullen County Park - Warrens, Wisconsin. Lead - Mike Brown - brownmtjc@gmail.com 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 brownmtjc@gmail.com/ 608-799-5037, Mike Hodgins at hodge91@charter.net/ 608-397-9844, Tim Collins at tim_intelli@hotmail.com/ 608-385-2143, or William Woodman - wildbill952@mail.com/ 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 - brownmtjc@gmail.com

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6/26/18 @ 4:02 PM
Oalaskan
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The Coulee Chapter held a park project day on Saturday, June 23rd and fished. We cleaned and stained picnic tables. Sunday we had a golf clinic with a small group.

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6/22/18 @ 7:14 PM
Oalaskan
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Even in the face of a rising river, some "fishing by request" participants gained satisfaction today.

Tomorrow, we're headed for a park clean up day in MOnroe County.

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6/10/18 @ 9:59 PM
Oalaskan
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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.

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6/7/18 @ 8:03 AM
Oalaskan
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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.

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6/2/18 @ 6:47 PM
Oalaskan
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KAMO fishing day off Mosey Park on June 2nd.

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6/2/18 @ 6:43 PM
Oalaskan
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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. 

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5/28/18 @ 4:33 PM
Oalaskan
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Roy Kerrigan, one of KAMO's longtime mentees, just graduated from high school! He is pictured standing next to mentor Tim Collins. Roy plans to join the National Guard and go to school. Kudos to both Roy and Tim for contributing to make KAMO the best it can be.

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