Family Outdoor Skills Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Important Information!!!

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Aug. 8-9, 2015


H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Camp

Osceola, MO



Registration is limited to the first

200 participants.

For more information and to register, contact:

Tisha Holden at
(417) 532-7904 ext. 221

Download a
Camp flyer and registration form here.

Family Outdoor Skills Camp


For Deaf and

†Hard of Hearing Children

Spnsored in part by:
Boy Scouts of America
Compton Traditional Bowhunters
Missouri Conservation Agents Association
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri School for the Deaf
United Bowhunters of Missouri


Family Outdoor Skills Camp For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

†Deaf and hard of hearing children seldom have the opportunity to participate in outdoor programs.††Campers and their families will participate in a variety of outdoor skills programs.† Workshops this year include traditional archery with a walk-through silhouette shoot, canoeing, fishing and rock wall climbing.†

††The camp is funded in part through donations from organizations such as Missouri Conservation Agents Association, United Bowhunters of Missouri and Compton Traditional Bowhunters.† These donations help to defray the cost of the programs, meals and other supplies needed to make the camp successful.

If you have:

  • A love of the outdoors?
  • Interest in helping youth?
  • Experience in ASL?

Then join us at the 14th annual MDC Discover Nature Outdoor Skills Camp for the Hearing impared. Learn more.

Deaf Camp Pictures

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Climbing Wall - Participants reach new heights as they learn to scale a 40-foot climbing tower. Campers gain confidence and learn problem-solving skills, as climbing the tower is harder than it looks. However, many of the campers scale it like they are Spiderman!

Shooting Sports - After a short safety lesson and then under the watchful eyes of conservation agents and hunter education instructors, campers fire pellet guns at clay targets. Most take home broken clays as souvenirs. Campers also participate in trap shooting.

Water Sports - When you go canoeing, there's always the risk of getting wet! Instructors teach campers basic paddling techniques and how to enter and exit without tipping the canoes and kayaks. Bring your swimsuit, too, because the pool will be open!

Archery - Instructors from the United Bowhunters of Missouri and the Compton Traditional Bowhunters introduce campers to traditional archery. After hitting the bull's eye a few times, nearly all the campers are addicted. Walking through the woods, campers also have the chance to shoot at 3-d animal targets.

Boat Ride - Enjoy a leisurely ride around the lake, guided by a local conservation agent. You might get the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including eagles, deer and turkey, along the way.

Fishing - Anglers enjoy showing off their newly-learned skills. The majority of campers end up hooked on fishing and leave having caught at least one fish during the weekend.

Wildlife Identification—Ever wonder what animal made those tracks or what bird lost those feathers you found? Get an up-close and personal look at common Missouri wildlife.

Friendships –Campers have the opportunity to meet others from throughout the Midwest. Several participants are repeat campers who come to enjoy time with old and new friends.

About the
Camping Facilities

H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Reservation is located near Osceola, Mo.† Campers will have the opportunity to experience fishing, canoeing, climbing and traditional archery.

One of the new programs available to campers this year is the state of the art 40-foot tower they can climb.

Campers learn archery fundamentals from trained instructors.† This year they will have the opportunity to use what they learn in a walk-through silhouette shoot.

Some cabins are single-family units located near camp activities.


Camp participants will have the opportunity to fish, swim and canoe in the lake.†

The kids fishing clinic and canoeing will be held at a private cove located on the Osage Arm of Truman Lake.

Fred Asbell, Marv Cochran and UBM instructors introduce campers to traditional archery.

Randy Doman and Greg Stoner help a camper with his catch.