Reeling In: Fine Arts Camp
By Briana Sullivan
Four Valleys Community School
The final Adventure Camp series wraps up this week with “Field Sports” for two age groups. Lots of action will take place at the ball fields with guaranteed increased game knowledge and energy output accomplished. FVCS hopes someone dear to you enjoyed one or a handful of our dozen Adventure Camps during summer 2019.
A new class on the near horizon brings youth out of the valley for hunting education. Ducks Unlimited and Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game have partnered to bring a special class for those who completed basic hunter education. Fri., Aug. 2 at the Rabbit Creek Shooting Park is Youth Waterfowl Hunting. This all-day clinic teaches the basics of shotgun safety and operation, shotguns and shell choices, as well as an introduction to shooting with personal instruction. Retrieving dogs and conservation essentials will be taught, in addition to skills promoting success and strategies regarding blinds, decoys and calls.
Learn the joys and responsibilities of waterfowling. Ages 12-17 is welcome with a capped participating group. More about permission, registration and how to be prepared for what the day entails is online. Meghan Nedwick and Tom Rothe lead this class, with partial sponsorship by our local Girdwood Duck Unlimited Chapter.
Our kick off to summer programming, a.k.a summer soccer season, completed its six-week program on July 11, with no canceled practices and over 90 kids participating. The final day included a scrimmage between parents and players. FVCS is grateful for all volunteers, coaches, parents, and players for making this program an annual success.
Next up is the Girdwood Fine Arts Camp for a beautiful and artistic August. Enjoy your community and volunteer. You’ll probably find that a cycle of giving ensues, and a space of fulfillment is reached.