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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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7/27/19 @ 5:58 AM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Coulee had pontoon rides on a hot afternoon on the Black River that drew 65 riders.

Kids who were waiting practiced fish casting.

7/13/19 @ 8:22 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

A couple pics from Youth Outdoor Fest in La Crosse.

I was so busy myself, I didn't take pictures of some really neat stuff like the zip line. 

This fest keeps growi ng and may someday be a regional draw.

7/12/19 @ 10:26 AM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Sherry Hougom pictured at the June 9th, 2019 Loggers game with some KAMO families. The Sara Hougom Foundation put the event on for the past four years in honor and memory of Sara, who lived in style and would have loved to be at a Loggers game with her friends. The foundation invites members of the BBBS, Boys and Girls Club, and KAMO to the event and spoils the heck out of us with free admission, food, and beverages.

6/28/19 @ 4:29 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

The Coulee Chapter of KAMO had an event in neighboring Hokah and this is a piece on it.


https://wxow.com/news/top-stories/2019/06/24/jefferson-award-winner-retired-teacher-but-still-instructing/


If it doesn't open for you, you can always do a cut and paste

6/11/19 @ 9:10 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Coulee KAMO has outings with an emphasis on nature appreciation and safety. There were over 30 participants today.

6/11/19 @ 8:52 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Coulee's 3P event on Black River of 6-6-19

5/22/19 @ 10:11 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Coulee's latest. All our events are free and open to the public.

 Fishing by request throughout season. The fishing could be shore, boat, or fishing float based depending on your group size. We need a week or more notice. Fishing conditions are often subject to river levels. If you are interested in an outing for your group, little brother/ sister, child, family, give us a call early and express interest. Contact Mike at [email protected] or 608-799-5037 if interested and he will try to set up a trip for you.

Saturday, June 1st - Kids Fishing Day - Mosey Park (near Schaefers). W7207 North Shore Lane, Onalaska. 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M - Pontoon, boat, and shore based. This is also free fishing day for adults - don’t need a license. Please RSVP. Contact Mike - [email protected] or 608-799-5037

Tuesday, June 11th - 9:30 - 1:30. Paddle, Pedal,Picnic. Meet at the end of Fisherman’s Road. W. We will pedal down to the Black River Beach. We will then paddle down to Shennanigans, take the canoes/ kayaks out, and cross the street to Olivette Church for lunch. You can bring your own equipment or it will be provided. For more information, contact Tim Collins - [email protected]/ 608-385-2143 or Mike [email protected] or 608-799-5037. Since we need to predict our equipment needs and will serve food, we would like to know in advance if you are coming if feasible.

Saturday, June 22nd - 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Kids Day - 211 Main Street, Hokah (an old school building). Archery, nature art, fish casting, outdoor gear swap. Bring your artistic skills. Food will be served. Hokah is a short drive from La Crescent - 6 miles. For more information, contact Mike at [email protected]/ 608-799-5037 or Mallory at [email protected]

Tuesday, July 16th - Pontoon Rides on the Black River. More details will be provided as the event draws nearer. Usually begin boarding at the west Clinton Street Landing (near Veterans Park/ huge parking area east of Tom Sawyers) at 6:00 P.M. Please bring a personal flotation device if you have one, otherwise we will provide one. For more information, contact Tim Collins - [email protected]/ 608-385-2143

Hunter’s Education class - Traditional class in planning stages. May also run Internet Field Day. Will run for four summer nights at a location to be determined. For more information, contact Mike - [email protected] or 608-799-5037


5/8/19 @ 6:49 AM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Coulee is having a Kids Fishing Day off Mosey Park on Lake Onalaska Saturday,June 1st from 9:0 AM - 1:00 PM.

We are also have an archery, fish casting, outdoor gear swap, art event at 211 Main Street in Hokah, MN. This will run from 11:0 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 22nd.

Both events free and open to the public.

If you have any outdoor gear you want to get rid of,we can get it in the hands of kids. We will be giving away tackle boxes to kids and want to put assorted small tackle in them. If anyone has any leads on how to get a mound of tackle - bobbers, hooks, plastic tails, at a deal, we'd like to know.

4/2/19 @ 5:37 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Recently, a chapter of KAMO started in Marshfield. The next most promising sounding place is in Beaver Dam. And right behind that is Dodgeville. This might be the year we reach across the Mississippi and have activities in neighboring Houston County. In fact, we are planning an event in Hokah that will feature archery, nature art, and a gear swap/ give away.

4/1/19 @ 5:10 PM
Oalaskan
USER SINCE 10/2/14

Scenes from Saturday's Kids Archery Day at the La Crosse Archery facility in Onalaska. 41 kids and over 2 parents came in for instruction and shooting. About a third had never shot before. In another part of Onalaska, KAMO helped a D.N.R. staff person certify 23 hunter's education instructors in a five hour workshop. 23 participants from 7 counties.

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