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Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)

8/23/12 @ 5:50 AM
INITIAL POST
Onalaskan
User since 1/24/02
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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3/28/24 @ 10:27 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
KAMOKIDS having fun at the Outdoor Sportman's Expo at the Kalahari in the Dells.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
12/14/23 @ 6:49 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
KAMO's Joe Hunt - held at the Mac Kenzie Environmental Center. 23 kids hunting with 23 mentors harvested 20 deer and two turkeys. The young lady pictured shot both birds.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
12/9/23 @ 10:20 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
Scenes from Mac Kenzie - KAMO's premier hunt.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
12/3/23 @ 5:34 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
Scenes from the Beaver Dam chapter's Christmas parade.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
12/1/23 @ 10:50 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
A KAMO mentor took this kid from his neighborhood out on the north end of Lake Onalaska near La Crosse on some days off from school. Pictures are of laying out a spread of decoys and mentee Weston with a limit of mallards.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
10/9/23 @ 5:55 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
A few pics from the recent youth gun deer hunt.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
9/11/23 @ 9:13 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
Pictures taken off the Best Dam Fishing Float near Dresbach on September 10th, 2023. A KAMO/ BBBS outing.
The home made Sneakeasy boat was made in Alaska, hauled to Wisconsin, used by one of our mentors for general transport and shuttling passengers back and forth,
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
9/11/23 @ 9:01 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
More fishing float pics.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
9/5/23 @ 8:52 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
The La Crosse Chapter - Coulee, held an internet field day at the Omni Center on Saturday, September 2nd. 
It was a mixture of KAMOKIDS, parents, the general public. These classes are in high demand - it is the one day event following the online course. Having been an instructor for over 20 years, I was skeptical about an online, then one day exposure. I became certified IFD, had someone from the state help our group do the first class. Never looked back - have run over a dozen IFDs since. 
From January 1st, 2023 to July 5th, 2023, 7,050 people graduated from hunter ed statewide. 4,296 from a traditional class and 912 from an IFD. That total comes from 318 total classes. 243 traditional, 75 IFD. Statistics from summer edition of the Wisconsin Hunter Education Newsletter.
9/5/23 @ 8:32 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14
Friens of Clausen Park Kids Fishing Tournament on Fox Lake. This is our Dodge County Chapter out of Beaver Dam.
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
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