One of the events at the 2012 Youth Safari Day was a dog swim to show that bear hunting hounds can swim long distances if necessary during a chase.
A record crowd turned out this past weekend to enjoy the Annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day put on by the Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, Chapters of Safari Club International. As you can see in these videos, everyone had a great time and looks forward to returning to the event next year. Look for additional coverage in your upcoming Safari Club publications.
The Los Angeles and Orange County, California, Chapters of Safari Club International are holding their 14th annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day next Saturday at the Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex located at 14995 River Road, Corona, CA, between the 91 and 60 freeways. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Click for Driving Directions]
The event was started by the Chapters to reach out and expose as many children from the community as possible to the enjoyment that comes from participating in outdoor activities. Through example and guidance, Chapter Members demonstrate not only their passion for the outdoors, but also educate kids to preserve their outdoor heritage for future generations.
At the all-day event, kids have the opportunity to view and experience firsthand an exciting array of fun outdoor activities. Those activities include archery, BB guns, kayaking, Laser Shot and paintball games. Kids can learn how to make game calls and paint duck decoys. Other activities include walking through the Sensory Safari Van, viewing unbelievable shooting exhibitions and more. Kids can catch fish, see hawks and falcons up close, talk with modern mountain men and cowboys, and win outdoor prizes in the kid’s raffle.
“This event is a great opportunity for us to introduce youths to the outdoor sports,” said SCI President John Whipple. “Through outreach programs such as Youth Outdoor Safari Day, we are educating kids in a way that’s fun and rewarding for them.”
Cost of this fun-filled event is only $30 per family if you pre-register, or $40 the day of the event. Included in the cost are kid’s raffle tickets and all the outdoor activities. Pre-registering here is highly recommended. Lunch is $6 provided by In n Out Burger and you can purchase your lunch at time of pre-registration.
For more information about the event, visit the Youth Outdoor Safari Day website. To volunteer, donate, or otherwise get involved in the Youth Outdoor Safari Day, contact: Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex at (951) 735-7981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.