on Apr 20, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 5221
Media Contact: Ann May, Education Specialist
(919) 707-0207

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20, 2011) – Camp Out-Door-Rageous is an outdoor, outrageous and free weeklong summer program for boys and girls, ages 13 to 17. The program is scheduled for July 25-29 at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education.

The daily camp time is 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and now being accepted.

“Camp Out-Door-Rageous is a hands-on experience, offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, that builds self-reliance and teaches new outdoors skills,” said Kelsey Obernuefemann, an educator at the center. “While conducted in a fairly urban setting on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University, the camp offers plenty of opportunities for learning about conservation through outdoor skills at nearby Lake Raleigh and surrounding woodlands.”

Campers will build a fire without matches, trap and release some wild animals, catch and cook a fish and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.

Additionally, campers will:

  • Build a shelter in the woods
  • Use a map and compass
  • Identify animal tracks and signs
  • Trap and release small mammals
  • Practice knot tying
  • Construct a fish trap

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is a free visitor and learning facility of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Located at 1751 Varsity Drive, the easily-accessible center features interactive exhibits highlighting Piedmont wildlife species and habitats.

To register or for more information, contact Ann May at ann.may@ncwildlife.org or (919) 707-0207.