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We wanted to say we are thankful for all of the adults that have given their time, resources and donations to our efforts.  Camp Compass is a little different in its approach and in its misson to help kids find their way in the world.  We hope you will take a minute to hear hundreds of  kids saying the word Thank You in your mind.  Together we will continue to be great and “ful” of optimism.

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Pheasants in the Rain

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pheasant 14When we get a chance to reward our students sometimes Mother Nature throws us a curve ball.  This past weekend she did just that by providing some rain with our pheasant hunt.  That means changing the game plan and clothing to suit the situation.  Our students learned a lot about  wind and bird flushes and caught on fairly quickly after the first few birds used the gusts to get out of harms way in a flash. The dogs did a great job and the statement of the day by a students was “I just would have stayed in bed on this rainy day instead I had the best hunt yet with Camp Compass.”  We are always glad we can get some kids up and out to do something beyond their normal routine.

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Camouflage

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Most of you know that mossy oak Camouflage has been with us for nearly 20 years.  Their clothing is our uniform of choice when we venture into the woods.  Reecently, our kids chose to tye-dye a few shirts with a background lesson in camo. and nature’s colors.  It’s nice to see kids get excited about learning and come away with something they can show off.

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National Hunting and Fishing Day

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Camp Compass Joins with Cabela’s for National Hunting and Fishing Day

Urban Youth Virtual Hunter’s Event is an example and inspiration for others.

Allentown, PA   The award winning urban hunting and shooting elongation program Camp Compass teamed up with Cabela’s to challenge urban students in Allentown, PA to a virtual competition and some academics.

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TAKING IT HOME FOR GOOD!

Check out the pictures from the Annual Pennsylvania Taxidermy event at Cabela’s in Hamburg.   Each year deserving students get their much deserved trophies from the previous season.

More pictures can be found on the Two Million Bullets Facebook Page.  Thanks to all of the Bullets that helped make this event a special day for some very deserving students!

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It Starts Again

IMG_6574Nothing like starting off the Camp Compass School season with a deer hunt.  When an adolescent makes the decision to commit to a goal for  almost 3 years and it finally produces an outcome beyond belief it can be an emotional event.  Well,  at Camp Compass, we thrive on that emotional euphoria of young men and women striving for their personal best. Hey boys congrats on the deer hunt and the girls that preceded you will want to compare stories.  We love when our kids bring their A game to their lives and to others!

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To Every Child ….

P1010069To every child that will sit behind a desk, and in a treestand or blind–HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!  You are the force that will save our outdoor heritage so keep making us proud!

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Sorry, It Has Been A Bit…

P6150190When summer comes things should slow down but they don’t for us.  Whether fishing, working on  next year’s curriculum or shooting the days just don’t seem to be long enough.  Can you say BUSY?

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The days are getting longer….

ipad all 465Now that turkey season has ended we go into a transition that will have us out on the water a little more and developing  new ideas for next year’s curriculum.  As the days get longer and the sun shines more we get excited about spending more time exposing our younger  kids to the wonders of nature. Enjoy the sun and the longer days because before we all know it  will be time for change that will bring shorter days and cooler night.

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Remember That Kid Gage?

IMG_6680We love  having the odds against us.  We guess that’s why when Gage decided to hunt turkey we just had to say  YES!  So with lots of support from mossy oak, IScope, Winchester, Cabelas and Pipeline Ridge we made a plan that would  allow Gage a chance to compete with the wily Longbeard.  The rest is history!

Check out the video slide show–IT”S WORTH YOUR TIME  http://web.photodex.com/view/27xx6bm4

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    • John Annoni is an educator in the Allentown School District, author, inventor and founder of Camp Compass.