As exciting as it is to witness a roof raising, there’s another important event now calling my name. It’s called OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp and it holds a special place in my heart.
“Special” because it has helped shape the lives of hundreds of young people. And, “special” because the genesis of OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp traces back to ideas scribbled on the back of a Pizza Factory napkin during my first date with Cathy.
We were an awesome camp delivery duo in the founding years of OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp. On our first camp we struggled to fill 30 spots; 11 years later, 160 spots filled up in 19 minutes after registration opened. Amazing!
Indeed, I’m proud to say that the back-of-the napkin Get Outdoors concept has significantly expanded over the past 11 years thanks to great staff, dedicated volunteers and a world-class organization (www.ofah.org) that works hard to support fishing, hunting and conservation experiences for kids.
I’m a just a kid too when I get a few days out of the office to spend time taking Get Outdoors campers bass, pike and walleye fishing. I’m headed up north to OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp today.
To learn more about this camp, visit http://www.getoutdoors.org/camp