March 23, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish offers first-ever wildlife and outdoor recreation summer camp Registration is now open

PHOENIX – Calling all parents with children 8-14 years of age. Avoid hearing “I’m bored” this summer by registering your child today for Arizona Game and Fish’s first-ever wildlife and outdoor recreation summer camp. Camps will be held June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the department’s Hirsch Conservation Area located on the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.

“More and more research is proving that a connection with nature is important for children and provides a lifetime benefit. Kids today are losing that connection and Game and Fish is looking for ways like this camp to help parents establish their child’s interest in wildlife and all-things outdoors,” said Wildlife Education Program Manager Mike Demlong of the department. Each session will include hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters and more.

The camp is sponsored by the department and the non-profit Wildlife for Tomorrow. Space for each camp session will be limited, so register now through June 1.
The fee to attend is $150 per session per child.
Registration can be completed by visiting, calling (602) 501-4788 or e-mailing