Our Youth Hunter Education camps continue to be a very popular A.H.E.I.A. program. The interest in the outdoors and hunting associated activities continues to remain of interest to our young people. This is very encouraging considering this modern era of social media and other electronic distractions.

I am extremely pleased to report that we have another keen group of new youngsters who will be joining the hunting/outdoor fraternity. Welcome aboard! The latest group to pass through our Alford Lake facility showed a great deal of interest in the subject matter and were very anxious to do well so that they could pass the courses and make their parents and grandparents proud. They definitely accomplished that.

Some of you might not be aware of what our Youth Hunter Education camps comprise. The camp is a five-day event of fun-filled learning activities. Experts shared their knowledge and provided instruction in the Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education Program, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and much more.

The cost for the 2019 Youth Hunter Education Camp was a great value at $395.00 (+GST) per person. This fee included lodging, breakfast, lunch and supper Monday through Thursday and breakfast on Friday. Also included was all instruction, course handbooks and testing for the various certifications as well as an A.H.E.I.A. camp t-shirt. Upon successful completion of the appropriate exams, students were certified in the Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education Program and the Canadian Firearms Program. They then qualified to apply for their Wildlife Identification Number (WIN Card) and were able to apply for their Minors Permit for firearms.

Our 4 separate 2020 Youth Hunter Education camps will run July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24 and July 26-31. If you missed out on our 2019 camps and wish to be placed on our 2020 Notification List please email us at edmontoninfo@aheia.com and we will make sure you are included.

A special thanks to all the parents, grandparents and guardians who volunteered at our camps. Without their tireless dedication and effort these camps would not be possible.

I hope to see you at next year’s camps.

Take care.


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