on Mar 12, 2012 09:35 AM • Views 4042

Camp Outdoor-Rageous is outdoors fun and learning.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 12, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled Camp-Outdoor-Rageous, a free summer program for teens, for July 9-13 at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.

Open to youth ages 13 to 17, the weeklong day camp (see a short video clip) builds self-reliance while teaching outdoor skills and conservation.

Activities take place on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University and Lake Raleigh. The daily camp times are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Teens must apply in advance. Admission is based on their response to a wildlife questionnaire.

Campers will build a fire without matches, learn to follow a wild animal trail, catch and cook fish, and practice archery. Additionally, campers will:

  • - Identify animal tracks and signs
  • - Tie flies and practice fly casting
  • - Cook and taste game meat
  • - Build a shelter in the woods
  • - Use a map and compass
  • - Trap and release small mammals
  • - Practice knot tying
  • “At the end of the week, we hold our version of the ‘Amazing Race’ through the woods, with contestants putting their new outdoor skills to use,” said Ann May, a wildlife education specialist at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education. “This is a very hands-on, fun camp that keeps you busy, every step of the way.”

    The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is one of four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission. The center is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Interactive exhibits at the center highlight Piedmont wildlife species and habitats.

    For more information or to apply, contact May at 919-707-0207 or ann.may@ncwildlife.org.