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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5/22/17 @ 9:23 PM
Oalaskan
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Outdoor Mentoring Alliance Summit - June 23rd-24th.  Nebraska Game and Parks Education Center. 4703 North 44th, Linclon, NE 68504. 

Anyone else interested in going to this?

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5/13/17 @ 2:36 PM
Oalaskan
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The Coulee Chapter of KAMO will be in need of:

1. Volunteers to go along on outings to chaperone our outings (which appear in another comment below). 

2. Mentors for fall hunting excursions. We do small game, duck, and deer hunting. We have a camping/ youth deer gun hunt planned early in October, for example. Last year we had a LOT of kids who wanted to go.

My e-mail is brownmtjc@gmail.com

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5/12/17 @ 8:39 AM
Oalaskan
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Coulee KAMO - 2017 Activities- Parent-Mentor- Agency Informational - Revised 5-11-2017

Please contact the lead person in advance for the activities below , so KAMO planners can anticipate our mentor support and equipment needs. In some cases we have to purchase tickets prior to the event. Please do not just show up.

If you have a transportation need for your child, let the lead person know that. Parents, friends of kamokids, family friends, Big Brothers/ Big Sistetrs are always welcome at our outings.

Saturday, May 20th - Kids to Parks Day - 11:00 - 2:00 Great River Landing - Behind newly developed Chamber of Commerce building along Highway 35 in Onalaska. Scavenger hunt, Nature bingo, Rescue Boat Show, fish casting practice, fishing, activity backpack excursions. Mike Brown lead - 799-5037/ brownmtjc@gmail.com

*June 3rd - Fishing Day on Lake Onalaska - 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Held at Nelson Park. Pontoon and boat supported fishing event. This is free fishing weekend, so adults don’t need a license. Mike Brown lead- 799-5037/ brownmtjc@gmail.com

Monday, June 5th, Wednesday, June 7th, and three consecutive Monday nights continuing on June 12th, 19th, and 26th (5 evenings total) Starts at 5:00 P.M. - Chaseburg Rod and Gun Club - Youth Trap Shooting League - Participants must be between 10 and 16 years old. Registration due by Tuesday, May 30th. John Wetzel lead - 608-526-4238. KAMO can probably assist with transport. Only one kid signed up so far - this should be a lot of fun.!

Saturday, June 17th - 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Youth Day - West Salem Rod and Gun Club. Randy Hines lead - 608-304-2712/ rlhines@charter.net

*Tuesday, June 20th - Pontoon Rides on the Black River - Pontoons board at West Clinton Street Landings at 6:00 P.M. Lead - Tim Collins 385-2143. Last year we had 11 pontoons and 85 riders.

*Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 28,29,30 - Park Adventure Days. Participants join us in a local park for hiking, fishing, swimming, kite flying, orienteering, more. Come and go as you please to join us. Campfire each night at one of the campsites. Mike Brown lead. 608-799-5037/ brownmtjc@gmail.com

*Tuesday, June 27th - Paddle, pedal, and picnic (3 P) - Time and location to be determined. Lead Tim Collins 385-2143

*Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - July 12th,13th, and 14th - Park Adventure Days. Participants join us in a local park for hiking, fishing, swimming, kite flying, orienteering, more. Come and go as you please to join us. Campfire each night at one of the campsites. Mike Brown lead - 608-799-5037/ brownmtjc@gmail.com

*Saturday, July 15th - Tentative canoe trip. Fritz Funk lead. 608-799-7533/ fritz@funk.io

*August 5 - Taylor, Wisconsin. Badger Mining Facility hiking/ fishing - Time to be determined. Group leaves from Holmen Kwik Trip Parking Lot. John Wetzel lead - 608-526-4238

*Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - August 9th, 10th, and 11th - Park Adventure Days. Participants join us in a local park for hiking, fishing, swimming, kite flying, orienteering, more. Come and go as you please to join us. Campfire each night at one of the campsites. Mike Brown lead. 608-799-5037/ brownmtjc@gmail.com


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4/29/17 @ 6:12 PM
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Before we walked the trails, we ate hot dogs, chips, cranberry juice, Muenster cheese from and smoked fish by the Amish in the Cashton area. Both cheese and fish were amazing. Smoked suckers out of clean, cold water are among the best of the smoked fishes I've had.

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4/29/17 @ 6:04 PM
Oalaskan
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We walked the trails including the flowage trail at the invitation of the local cranberry grower.

Edited on 4/30/17 2:50 AM
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4/29/17 @ 5:59 PM
Oalaskan
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KAMO went in to Mc Mullen Park near Warrens today for their clean-up. We put a good dent in their mess and had a good time.

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4/27/17 @ 4:30 PM
Oalaskan
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This weekend's Coulee Chapter outings:

Saturday, April 29th - Brice Prairie Conservation Association River Clean-up. BPCA - River clean up on Lake Onalaska and Pool 7 Area: Anyone who wants to help should be at the Fred Funk Landing (The upper landing on Brice Prairie at 8AM. )The clean up will involve Lake Onalaska and Pool 7. Everyone is invited to help. John Wetzel - Lead - 608-526-4238

Saturday, April 29th - Spring Clean up Day- McMullen Park, Warrens, Wisconsin. Located just north of Three Bears Lodge. Group meets at Shopko North Parking Lot by North Country Steak and leaves at 7:00 AM since the clean up starts at 8. KAMO gets VIP treatment at this county park - we get to camp there for free. Features two lakes (one is a public access cranberry flowage with good fishing), hiking trails, an 1100 acre public forest, large campsites, running water, electricity, showers, A store less than a mile away makes the tastiest and most reasonably priced pizzas and other food you will find anywhere. We camped there one weekend last fall and had a GREAT time. Few people from our area even know this place exists, yet it is one of the area’s finest.. This is an over and back trip. Mike Brown - lead - 608-799-5037.

Saturday, April 29th - Visit the Open House at the American Standardbred Adoption Program (ASAP) near Desoto which goes from 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. This non-profit group rescues horses that are no longer wanted by their owners and gives them a home.

Their mission statement is partially to “educate youth about horsemanship and harness racing”.

Their Director, Susan Wellman, read about KAMO and extended an invitation for our kids to participate in activities there.It is physically located at 86039A Pedritti Lane, Desoto, Wisconsin 54624.Contact is Susan Wellman - 608-792-5126/ asapinc@mwt.net

www.4thehorses.com

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4/16/17 @ 7:56 AM
Oalaskan
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Trip to Best Dam Fishing Float near Dresbach. We went out the next day as well.

Our group is participating in a Pool 7 river clean up and a park clean up on Saturday, April 29th. 

We have our brat fry on Crossing Meadows on May 6th.

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4/16/17 @ 7:49 AM
Oalaskan
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Badmiton and lunch at Beaver Creek Flowage during recent Learn To Hunt Turkey on special permit at a local wildlife area.

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4/4/17 @ 9:52 AM
Oalaskan
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Pics from our recent Kids Archery Day at LA Crosse Archery.

We are gearing up for our Learn To Hunt turkey hunt/ camping trip this weekend.

We will have exclusive access to a state wildlife area.

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