The Creation and Importance of Youth Day
Local outdoorsman George Cullers proposed the idea for the Barry County Outdoor Recreation Youth Day in 2014. The concept was simple: “get kids outdoors!” However, there are many factors that seem to work against this idea. Electronic games, busy schedules, television, economics, and the movement into suburbs and away from open spaces, family farms, and extended family have limited both the opportunities and the interest in outdoor recreation. Offering a chance for kids to get hands-on experience with outdoor activities, at no cost, may open the door to a lifetime interest. With assistance from the Barry Conservation District, the idea quickly caught on and has been growing ever since!
Youth Day 2018
Almost 800 children alone showed up to enjoy 28 fun and engaging outdoor activities ranging from target shooting and archery to crafts and climbing walls. Barry Conservation District partnered with many organizations such as Pheasants Forever, Quality Deer Management Association, Sportsmen Outreach Team, and countless others to bring many contributions to the event. We are looking forward to Youth Day 2019, SEE YOU THERE!
Youth Day 2019
Dates/time/location and other details to be posted soon, check back with us later and make sure to check out the “Barry County Outdoor Recreation Youth Day” Facebook page for updates as well.