Each year, MUCC sponsors the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center in Chelsea. For more than seven decades, MOOD Youth Camp has engaged campers in Michigan’s natural resources, taught outdoor technical skills and helped children develop a passion for conservation. In all, we have had the opportunity to instill the importance of the outdoors in 58,000 young people.
As a partnership with the Riley Wilderness Youth Camp, sponsored by SCI-Novi with a generous donation from the Riley Foundation, children are given the opportunity to learn more about hunting, conservation and environmental sciences and even obtain their hunter safety certificates.
The goal of the Riley Wilderness Youth Camp is to provide the opportunity for 80 boys and girls to connect with nature and to learn about natural resources and conservation. Riley Wilderness youth are provided with a full scholarship to attend one of two sessions of camp, depending upon their age:
- Junior Camp, July 22-27, for ages 9-11
- Advanced camp, July 29-Aug. 3, for ages 12-14
Each camp focuses on a sampling of outdoor activities, ranging from archery and canoeing to fishing and hunter safety.
These scholarships are available to youth who are interested in connecting and learning more about the outdoors, and all are encouraged to apply. For more information about scholarship criteria and an application, visit www.scinovi.com/rwyc.html.