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Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)

8/23/12 @ 5:50 AM
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. 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.


3/20/22 @ 2:15 PM
USER SINCE 10/2/14

KAMO is starting to operate more fully. Here are a couple things from the La Crosse area chapter:

Hello KAMO Fans,

This is the first complete activity listing in two years! If interested in attending, please contact the lead person listed under that event well in advance. This allows us planning time. We create an “interested in activity” list.

We need people participating in our stuff whether they are officially in our group or not.. Feel free to share with others.

Saturday, April 2nd - Internet Field Day (hunter ed/ firearms safety) - Onalaska American Legion. 7:40 - 1:30. Intended for kids who want to participate in shooting sports and/ or hunting. Must be registered and have completed an online course in advance. Lead - Mike - [email protected]/ 608-799-5037. 

Saturday April 2nd or 30th - Nature Connection Days - Norskedalen. Ages 5-9 - 11:00 - 12:30/ Ages 10 - 15 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Lead - Kati - [email protected]/ 608-393-8703. KAMO covers the fee for all KAMOKIDS.

Thursday, April 14th - Trip to the Best Dam Fishing float. This is a kids day off from school. Equipment provided. KAMO has a group rate and pays the fee. This is a great scenery, wildlife and fishing experience. Usually start in mid-morning, but Fritz will let you know.

Lead - Fritz - 608-799-7533.

12/24/21 @ 8:24 PM
USER SINCE 10/2/14

The Coulee KAMO has recently taken groups fossil hunting and squirrel hunting.

We are going tubing at Whitetail Ridge at Fort McCoy.

Also, we are supporting a local WIFA team (high school aged ice fishing competitors) with equipment and chaperoning.

We could use other adults to help with the chaperoning - it should be a lot of fun.

5/15/21 @ 8:56 AM
USER SINCE 10/2/14
The La Crosse area KAMO is beginning to open up.
We have the following events so far. If you are interested in trying a KAMO event, this is your chance. Contact Mike at 608-799-5037:

Best Dam Fishing Float Outing - week of June 7th.
Paddle, Pedal, Picnic (3P) - Tuesday,June 22nd - 9:00 - Probably on French Island
Outdoor Art - Saturday, July 19th.

If you live near Marshfield, Beaver Dam, Baraboo, Poynette, Florence, New Lisbon, there are opportunities there as well. Visit to find out.

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