Camp For Kids

“My experience from camp was so cool. I had a great time doing all the activities, but my absolute favorite was archery. It was the BEST... I couldn’t believe I even made two bullseyes!!! I plan to try and take lessons so that I can compete one day. My Mom was so proud, and I think my brother was a little bit jealous, but also proud so it’s ok LOL.

I also shot a 22 ri e, which was fun and made me feel like I could always keep my family safe. GIRL POWER!

I didn’t realize camp food could be so good, camp res super funny, AND I even got my hunter’s safety license! Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity!!!”

-Nevaeh Keeth

“I have never seen my daughter
so excited and focused on a new hobby as when she came back from camp. She spoke about archery as if it were her destiny in life. I was most amazed and excited to listen to her teach us things she learned; she was clearly empowered by the experience. This trip gave her new con dence, focus, and motivation. That is something I did not see coming from a summer camp. Thank you for having her and giving her so much more than
fun in the sun (which is also wonderful by the way).”

-Melissa Thompson


Posted on November 15, 2017 .

Jackson's SCI Hunting Experience

I was so excited back in February when my dad told me he won a youth hunt at the SCI Auction in Mt Pleasant, MI. 

I am twelve years old and this will be my third hunt. 

As the date approached, we realized that my father’s hunt (also bought at the SCI Auction) was during the youth hunt weekend. One of his friends, Bruce, graciously agreed to fill his spot and hunt with me. We had our game plan set! 

Posted on December 28, 2016 .

Elijah's Youth Hunt, A Shared Experience

September 17th marked the first day of the youth hunt in Michigan. I, like many fathers, took my son out into the woods in search of a deer. When I woke up at 5:30 I check my deer barometer to see that the deer should be moving. I then checked the temperature which read 63 degrees, not ideal but is what we had to work with.

Posted on December 28, 2016 .

Hunter's Safety

Working hard in Northern MI to bring new hunters into the tradition. Thirty four students signed up in Mio for Hunter safety.

Posted on September 20, 2016 .

Centershot National Archery

Gary Harms of the Houghton Lake Sportsman’s Club and Houghton Lake United Methodist Church traveled south to Louisville, KY for the Centershot National Archery championships.

Posted on September 20, 2016 .

My Youth Deer Hunt with Low's Trophy Whitetails

On October 25, 2015, my Dad and I and Randy were on our way to Low's Trophy Whitetails to hunt with Leon Low for a youth deer hunt.  Once we got there we went out to the blind.  We went up a big hill that was very slippery and covered with rocks and dirt.  We had to wait for Randy and Leon because they were too slow. When we got to the blind we set our stuff in the blind so we could go to the bathroom outside the blind.  After that we got into the blind and settled in and watched and waited for the deer to come.

Posted on April 13, 2016 .

Hidden Horns Elk Hunt

It all started with the Mt. Pleasant SCI Convention when I was sitting at the table with my Grandpa. He said he wanted to buy a hunt and the next one up was from Hidden Horns Game Ranch in Sand Lake, Michigan. At rst, it was a buck hunt. My grandpa took me up to visit their booth at the convention and that is where I found out I could choose to hunt an Elk. I was happy and also nervous to shoot such a big animal.

Posted on March 28, 2016 .

My Luck Of The Draw

I never thought that it would happen to me! Cal Stearns, drawing a Michigan black bear tag. Who knew, right? I drew a third hunt tag for a place in the Upper Peninsula called Baraga, Michigan. Luckily, my dad had a friend in Baraga that he was in the Army with that offered to help me hunt a bear.

Posted on March 28, 2016 .

Bison Hunting

It all started at the 2015 SCI Fundraiser in Mt. Pleasant. I left the Saturday night dinner table to check the booth displays with my cousins.

Posted on March 28, 2016 .