Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)
Just a hello from the Ladysmith Chapter of KAMO. We had our annual members meeting 2 days ago at the Mead Wildlife Center between Marshfield and Stevens Point. About 25 of us from all 7 of our chapters--Florence, Ladysmith, LaCrosse Area, Baraboo area, Lake Wisconsin/Poynetter, Meadow Valley, and Marshfield/Stevens Point.
We do a lot for kids arouond the state (about 70 mentors and 160 kids), but we are limited by our number of mentors. Please inspect our web site at kamokids.org. If you are near one of our chapters, call the one of the numbers on the site. If you are not near any, call anybody listed to see about starting a new KAMO chapter.
Take a kid or two outside tomorrow!
Some of Coulee's upcoming activities:
If you are interested in participating, please contact the lead person first.
*Monday,March 27th - Fishing trip on the Best Dam Fishing Float - Dresbach Dam. Time TBD. This is a day areas schools are out. If weather is bad we’ll move it to the 28th or 29th. We will meet at Onalaska Public Library Parking Lot. Mike Brown lead 799-5037/ email@example.com
Friday, March 31st - La Crosse Chill Hockey game. Green Island Ice Arena. Tickets will be handed out in lobby prior to game which starts at 7:00 P.M. Mike Brown lead - 608-799-5037/ firstname.lastname@example.org
*Saturday, April 1st - KAMO/ BB/BS Kids Archery Event. La Crosse Archery. Noon - 3. Randy Hines lead.608-304-2712/ email@example.com
*May 6th - Brat Fry at Festival Foods at Crossing Meadows. Fund raiser/ P.R.. Parents and children encouraged to help. Shifts run from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Mike Brown lead - 799-5037/ firstname.lastname@example.org
*A Saturday in May - 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/ email@example.com
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, fishing, activity backpack excursions. Mike Brown lead - 799-5037/ firstname.lastname@example.org
*June 3rd - Fishing Day on Lake Onalaska - Time TBD. Pontoon and boat supported fishing event. This is free fishing weekend, so adults don’t need a license. Mike Brown lead- 799-5037/ email@example.com
*Monday, June 19th - 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Online Hunter’s education Field day. Holmen Rod and Gun Club. Must have certificate of completion for approved on-line course (IHEA no longer valid) and a DNR Customer ID#.. Must also pre-register. Mike Brown lead 608-799-5037.
*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
*Tuesday, June 27th - Paddle, pedal, and picnic (3 P) - Time and location to be determined. Lead Tim Collins 385-2143
*Saturday, August 19th -Trap/ Pigeon Shoot. Lead - Tim Collins - 385-2143
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.