Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Inner-City Youth Hunting Program Celebrates Successes
Harrisburg, PA - On Saturday February 12th, students from the award-winning program Camp Compass received a unique reward. The students were honored with mounted game heads from hunting trips from this past year. The mounts were a donated service by the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association.
"This is an annual event and made even better to have held it at the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show so that the sponsors had the opportunity to see the students receive their mounts, since usually the students receive them at the P.T.A. Convention each year," said John Annoni, founder of Camp Compass. "Each student that received mount has been involved with Camp Compass for at least 2 1/2 years and this event was a culmination of lots of classroom and field time."
Camp Compass Academy is an award-winning program that rewards inner-city children with hunting and fishing trips based on academic and social performance. It was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and is nationally known as a program that has been able to implement a college style learning with an outdoor focus in places where traditional outdoor outlets have not been able to reach youth.