National Wild Turkey Federation offering multiple camps this summer

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EDGEFIELD, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) Need a way to get your kids out of the house this summer?

The National Wild Turkey Federation is offering 7 different camps at their headquarters in Edgefield County.

Two science, technology, engineering, and math oriented, or STEM, camps are offered in June where campers experience how these fields are tied to conservation.

There's also a hunting camp where they'll learn everything from safety to game calling.

Hanna Hodges, a wildlife intern with the NWTF says, “campers will gain their hunter safety certification at the end of the week so that once they turn 16 they can purchase their hunting license in South Carolina”.

Or how about a fishing camp? Your kids will learn to fly fish while catching bream, bass, and catfish, that's going on in July.

Next up, a shotgun shooting camp will teach proper firearm practice and allow them to shoot at the Palmetto Shooting Complex.

Lastly, two outdoor leadership camps are also offered for high school students.

Hodges added, “and that's all about taking those leadership skills that we typically learn in a classroom and shifting them into a more outdoor environment”.

Camps last a week and equipment will be provided for all the activities, so no need to buy tackle or a firearm.

There are still spots available, but they will fill up quick.

To find out dates and prices for the camp you can go to nwtf.org/events.