Outdoor skills camps for youth
Frederick County Parks and Recreation offers a series of outdoors skills camps for youth ages 6 to 16 throughout the summer. In the archery and bushcraft skills camp, youth ages 11 to 16 will learn safety and the basics of archery, how to make a bow, shelter building and other skills. Camps take place July 5-8, July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5. An introduction to wilderness survival camp, for ages 6 to 9, takes place July 11-15, where participants will learn the basics of thriving in the wild, from shelter and fire building to knots and primitive skills, among others. An advanced wilderness survival camp for ages 9 to 14 takes place July 18-22. Participants will work on their own and in teams to problem solve various skills challenges, such as shelter, fire, tool use, knife safety, knots, primitive skills and more. Most camps take place at Pinecliff Park, Frederick. Fees vary for each camp. To register and for more information, visit recreater.com or call 301-600-2936.