Youth Participate in Connors’ Wilderness Camp

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.

More than 60 students spent a week on the Connors State College campus as part of the Wilderness Adventure program offered by the college and the Oklahoma GEAR UP U program.  This free science and leadership development camp was designed to give students entering 9th, 10th and 11th grades the opportunity to experience college life.

“We want the kids to get a taste of college life,” said Program Administrator and Connors’ Biology Instructor, Dr. Stewart Woods.  “Camp gives them an opportunity to stay in the dorms, get to their sessions on time and experience the activities we have available here at Connors.”

Camp participants spent most of their time at the college’s 1,300 acre ranch learning about wildlife and shooting sports.  They were also exposed to a variety of other classes such as computers and biology.

“My favorite part was shooting skeet,” said freshmen participant Allison Maddocks.  “The camp was a lot of fun and I made a lot of new friends.”

Connors State College offers a wide variety of summer camps for kids.  To learn more visit connorsstate.edu/connors-to-host-several-youth-camps/

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.

Students at the Connors State College GEAR UP Wilderness Adventure camp were given the opportunity to learn about college life, experience nature and make new friends.