Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)
Yesterday was one of those trips where the unexpected was encountered. The original movie we were going to see was sold out, so we decided to do a pizza while waiting for a "plan B" movie to start at another theater and it worked out absolutely terrific.
We saw "A Dog's Purpose" which was a great movie for all ages.
We are headed for the International Owl Festival next Saturday.
What great fun it is to run with the kids. A few of our parents come along on our outings with their children and they are fun to have along as well.
I'll try to do a better job taking outing pictures in 2017.
Our group has the following outings coming up. One reason for posting it here is that our activities are open to the public.
Attending International Festival of Owls in Houston, Minnesota on March 4th.
Introduce families to archery at La Crosse Archery in Onalaska on Aprl 1st.
Take families on the Best Dam Fishing Float off Dresbach in March or April.
Hike and fish the Badger Mining Facility near Taylor, probably in May.
Take kids out turkey hunting.
Would like to introduce kids to bow fishing.
Pontoon rides, canoeing, monthly camping.
Teach hunter's education in both traditional and internet field day formats. There are currently four traditional classes on GoWild for spring in La Crosse area and an internet one being planned for June. KAMO mentors are involved in some of these.
KAMO went to La crosse Chill game (hockey). That's me seated in the foreground. In attendance were 31 from KAMO, 19 from BB/ BS and Boys and Girls.
Held two ice fishing events. The girl in the pink suit never gives up and can catch fish in just about any situation. One tough cookie.
Four of our mentors got certified as online field day hunter's education instructors on January 29th.
Here's some upcoming outings for the La Crosse area's KAMO group:
*Sunday, January 22 - Free Fishing Weekend/ Ice Fishing - KAMO mentors will take kids and parents out ice fishing.No fishing license required on this special day. Location to be determined (mentors will have to scout areas prior to event). Bring ice fishing tackle/ portable shelter if you have them. Let Mike know if you have ice fishing equipment or not. Let him know specifically who you are and how you can be reached once we figure out where we are going. We will depart from our meeting location at 1:00 P.M. Event will run until 4:00 P.M. Mike Hodgins lead - 608-397-9844.
Friday, January 27th - Winterfest - KAMO will take a group to Forest Hills (at east end of La Crosse Street) for this La Crosse Parks and Recreation event which includes sledding and fireworks. Will meet at Forest Hills Parking Lot at 6:00 P.M. Eat before coming. Bring sled. Parent involvement encouraged. Clare Henneman lead - 608-787-7611.
Friday, February 3rd - La Crosse Chill Hockey Game - Green Island Ice Arena south of Gundersen Clinic on seventh Street. Game starts at 7:00 P.M. Someone will be standing at the door with your ticket. Arrive between 6:30 - 6:50 P.M. Mike Brown - lead 608-799-5037.
Saturday, February 4th - Kids Fishing Day - Genoa Fish Hatchery. Trout fish one of the hatchery ponds. For kids aged 5-12. Meet at the Walmart South Parking Lot and depart at 7:50 P.M. Event ends at 12:30 P.M. - Bring tackle if you have it. Food and drink provided on site. Parent participation encouraged. Mike Brown lead - 608-799-5037.
*Saturday, March 11th - Whitetail Ridge Ski Hill, Fort McCoy - Downhill tubing. Meet at Shopko North Parking Lot. at 12:00 P.M. Food not included unless you buy it yourself. We will tube from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Should be back by 4:30 P.M. Clare Henneman lead - 608-787-7611.
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