Submitted by M. Anthony Maupin Conservation Agent Holt County, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation would like to announce the open application period for our Discover Nature Girls Camp! This is a FREE 3-day, 2-night girls camp held at Mozingo Lake outside Maryville on July 11-13. Girls Camp is aimed at introducing girls ages 11-15 to different outdoor skills. This camp will give them a supportive, learning environment to actively participate in “hands-on” outdoor skills. The girls will learn about archery, shotgun shooting, canoeing and much more. These activities will be led by experts in their field, which will allow the participants to leave with the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse nature on their own. At the completion of camp the girls will become Hunter Education Certified so they may continue using their newly learned skills. This camp fills up very quickly every year and sign up is on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to obtain an application form, please call the Northwest Regional Office at 1-816-271-3100.