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Youth Activities

Check out the Youth Turkey and White-tailed Deer Taxidermy Division and Youth Custom Callmaking Divisions.

Youth calling contests:

  • Grand National Calling Championships(GNCC) Poult Division Championship (ages 10 and under)
  • GNCC Junior Division Championship (ages 11 to 15)
  • GNCC Intermediate Division Championship (ages 16 to 20)

The Family Adventure Village is your passport to FUN and ADVENTURE this year!


Young people, students and those just young at heart don't want to miss the Family Adventure Village!

Be sure to get your Family Adventure Village Passport and...

  • Explore a variety of fun hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills adventures and earn a special collectible patch!
  • Try your hand at archery, air guns, casting, fishing, tomahawk throwing and gearing up for a prescribed burn mission with the USDA Forest Service!
  • Take your picture with Smokey Bear and JAKE the mascot!
  • Discover prehistoric wildlife as a junior paleontologist in the BLM interactive dinosaur exhibit!
  • And much more!
    Note: Schools admitted free on Friday. Pre-registration is required. Download registration forms here.

Earning a patch (and learning) has never been so much fun!

* Patches and passports are for youth ages 17 and under and will be provided while supplies last.

See these items and more at the BLM interactive dinosaur exhibit!

Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE)

Pre-registration is required

The YWCE allows high school students to explore a variety of conservation careers with agency and industry professionals and engage in hands on conservation activities and outdoor recreation skills in the Family Adventure Village.