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Every year hundreds of youth aged 8-18 from across the province put down their cell phones, video games, and turn off their televisions for the opportunity to experience the most exciting program in Ontario. This program provides youth with an alternative to digital entertainment, by putting an emphasis on our traditional outdoor recreational activities.

It is the only fishing and hunting youth program of its kind in Ontario!

Summer Leadership Camp

The only Fishing & Hunting Kids' Camp of its kind in Ontario

Each summer the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) invites youth from across the province to put down their cell phones, video games, and turn off their televisions for the opportunity to experience the only camp of its kind in Ontario. This camp gives today's youth first hand exposure to our rich, outdoor heritage and encourages them to Get Outdoors!

Over the past five years, this camp has filled up in a matter of minutes on registration day. Back by popular demand and with the stellar support of our volunteers, the OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp will again have a total of 240 spots.

The OFAH Get Outdoors summer camp puts an emphasis on promoting our outdoor heritage. Check out the summer camp video featuring the high energy activities each camper experiences. Enjoy and Get Outdoors!

Activities include:

* .22 caliber rifle range
* fishing tournament
* kayaking
* fly tying
* wild game calling
* evening campfires
* star gazing

* archery range
* swimming
* canoeing
* fly fishing
* conservation activities
* night hikes
* delicious meals

* ATV riding courtesy of Canadian Tire's donation of ATVs

2017 Dates will be annouced soon!

Don't miss out! Join our emailing list for reminders of our upcoming dates and events or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay connected.

If you have additional questions, contact getoutdoors@ofah.org or call (705) 748-6324 ext 253.

OFAH Get Outdoors Youth Leadership Conference

March 17-19, 2017

(Open to youth ages 8-16 | Cost: $150 + HST)


Frequently Asked Questions | Refund Policy


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In 2004, in response to the growing interest our youth members had expressed in hunting, fishing, conservation, and other outdoor pursuits, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) initiated the Get Outdoors Youth Leadership Conference; ran in conjunction with the OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference. Every March Break, 80 youth members (ages 8-16) from across Ontario will get the opportunity to partake in activities that encourage their interest in the outdoors. This event caters specifically to encourage our youth members to become future stewards of conservation, and share our passion for hunting and fishing.

This three-day event has grown in popularity over the past decade, as the national award winning OFAH Get Outdoors program becomes increasingly recognized for being a leader in youth outdoor education. Our participants have expresses that they "had an awesome weekend, my favourite was learning how to shoot a shot gun on the trap range," or "wished that the weekend would never end." After the parents arrived to pick up their kids and heard about all of the exciting new experiences they kids had, many parents expressed that they "wish that there was an opportunity such as this when they were kids."

The OFAH is proud to host the 13th Annual OFAH Get Outdoors Youth Leadership Conference, at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga on March 17-19, 2017, in conjunction with the 89th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference.

Here's what to expect at this year's youth conference:

  • wild game feast
  • .22 caliber rifle range*
  • shotgun range*
  • archery range
  • free time at the hotel's indoor water park
  • Friday afternoon trip to Laser Quest - laser tag facility!
  • Award ceremony
  • leadership initiatives
  • pizza party
  • special guest speakers
  • evening entertainment
  • evening dance
  • indoor campout
  • new friends and much, much more!

*Note: The .22 caliber rifle range and shotgun range are under immediate one-on-one supervision of qualified range officers.


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Camp open for youth ages 8-16 | Cost: $150 + HST

Don't miss out! Join our emailing list for reminders of our upcoming dates and events or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay connected.

If you have additional questions, contact getoutdoors@ofah.org or call (705) 748-6324 ext 253.

Youth Leadership Conference Refund Policy

Cancelled registrations:

  • From the date of registration to December 20 at 4:30 pm, will receive a 75 % refund.
  • From December 20 at 4:30 pm to February 7 at 4:30 pm, you will receive a 75% refund, if a replacement can be found by the Get Outdoors Program Coordinator by February 7 at 4:30 pm.
  • After February 7 at 4:30 pm, no refund will be available.

All cancellations must be sent to getoutdoors@ofah.org clearly stating your wish to cancel the registration.

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Your Support
Is Everything.

Youth education and conservation programs like Get Outdoors is only made possible thanks to the support of the OFAH's more then 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 735 member clubs, across the Province of Ontario.

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For more information on the Get Outdoors program, please contact getoutdoors@ofah.org.

OFAH Get Outdoors
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8L5
Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 253
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