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EKY conservation districts footing bill to send more kids to camp

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) Two hundred kids from the Eastern Kentucky region are spending their first night at Conservation Camp!

The week-long camp teaches kids how to hunt, use a bow and arrow and go horseback riding—Along with many other outdoor activities.

The Perry County Conservation District usually foots the bill for 20 kids to go to the camp, but this year they had more than double that amount of applications and didn’t want to turn anyone away.

“Our kids are our future and we need to teach them the right things to do with conservation and that conservation can be fun!” District Coordinator Patty Fugate said.

Fugate says many families couldn't afford to pay for the camp because of lost jobs within the region.

The kids left this morning for Camp Webb in Grayson. They will return home on Friday.


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