Youth Outdoors Day at Eisenhower State Park May 3


If your child is interested in finding out what Kansas outdoors is all about, encourage them to attend the Youth Outdoors Day, May 3, at Eisenhower State Park on Melvern Lake. Sponsored by the Outdoor Writers of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Friends of Eisenhower State Park, Youth Outdoors Day will be open to youngsters age 10 to 15 with limited outdoors experience. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include three stations – shotgun shooting, fishing and archery. There will be a free hot dog lunch after the activities. There is no cost to attend, however space is limited to 50 participants who will be chosen through an essay contest.

To apply, youth are encouraged to write in 150 words or less sharing why they are excited to learn more about the outdoors. Submissions should be emailed to Eisenhower State Park manager, Dale Schwieger, at Entries can be submitted until April 20 and must include contact information.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian the day of the event. Other activities, such as hiking on an interpretive nature trail, will also be available. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

For more information, contact Schwieger at (785) 528-4102.