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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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
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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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5/27/18 @ 4:35 PM
Oalaskan
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This is the way to have a meeting. Pontoon ride with captain and bird advocate, Tim Collins, in search of the sight/ call of the prothonotary, a river bottom dwelling, golden warbler. Expedition was in the Richmond Bay area and featured tranquility, inspiring scenery, pizza, and some talk of the KAMO group's upcoming plans. Although the bird was heard, it evaded a good viewing. The expeditioneers came back with a refreshed outlook.

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5/27/18 @ 4:32 PM
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Shots taken from Wiscorp building during CritterMobile exhibit.

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5/1/18 @ 10:27 AM
Oalaskan
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Last night's sucker fishing run in local valley creek. Fish were running large this year - many over 4 pounds.Beautiful night for it. Haven't figured out if they are running in full stride yet or not.

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4/14/18 @ 10:39 AM
Oalaskan
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Fellow Sportsmen and women

Whether you have ever logged into KAMO's website before or not, please consider doing it now. The site has undergone some revision and is beginning to tell the KAMO story we think is important. Please turn your browser to kamokids.org and see what you think. Feel free to offer us some suggestions for improvement.

We thank you readers for the impressive number of views we have coming into this forum every week.


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4/8/18 @ 4:50 PM
Oalaskan
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The La Crosse chapter's latest activity schedule:

KAMO Spring/ Tentative Summer 2018 Event Schedule

If you are interested in any of these activities, contact the lead. We need to know in advance of your interest for planning purposes. KAMO generated events are asterisked.

Environmental Stewardship/ Facility Tours 

*Wednesday, April 18th, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. - Nature walk/ trail clean-up - Myrick Hixon Park behind (to the northwest of) Wiscorps building. Participants will clean trails while getting a guided marsh tour. Food and drink will be served near the end. Lead - Mike Brown - brownmtjc@gmail.com 

*Saturday, April 28th - Perrot Park - Earth Day - 10:00 - ?. Trempealeau. Nature Center - A mixture of work and play. Cleaning trails, clearing brush, painting, etc. Lunch included. Details - 608-534-6409. Open to the general public. Our mentors will be absorbed at our archery outing, but this is an option for those looking for something different and want to adventure out on their own. 

Saturday, May 12th - Lake Onalaska Clean up day - Fred Funk Landing - 8:00 A.M. Lunch in Copeland Park. Participants receive T-shirt. Lead - Fritz Funk - fritz@funk.io/ 608-799-7533 

Shooting Sports 

*Saturday, April 28th - KAMO/ BBBS LA Crosse Archery Kids Archery Day. 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Bring a kid or learn to shoot yourself. Lead - Randy Hines - Open to the general public/ KAMO/ BBBS.. Lead - Randy Hines - 608-304-2712

Fishing 

*May - September - Small group fishing outings by request. Leads - “The Mikes” - Contact Mike Brown at brownmtjc@gmail.com/ 608-799-5037 or Mike Hodgins at hodge91@charter.net/ 608-397-9844.

*Saturday, June 2nd - KAMO Kids Fishing Day - Lake Onalaska.. Time and location TBD. Leads - Randy Hines - 608-304-2712/ Mike Brown - brownmtjc@gmail.com Open to KAMO/ BBBS/ general public. 


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