BEVERLY — The Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League members are excited to be able to once again present their annual free youth events to the community this year.
In May the Chapter’s Air Rifle/Pistol Shooting Event was offered, with 10 kids participating in the event. The next Air Rifle/Pistol Shooting Event has been scheduled for Sept. 10.
This year the chapter will be combining their Youth Conservation Day with their Family Campout on Saturday, July 23.
Youth Conservation Day is a free event open to children ages 8 -17 years, while under-aged children must be supervised by an adult. Some of the learning stations will include skeet shooting, fishing, air rifle and more.
All attending will be served lunch and are asked to dress appropriately for the day’s weather. Registration will be begin at 8:30 a.m. in the large pavilion, with the event set to begin at 9 a.m.
To be eligible for prizes at the end of the day, children must be present and have registered before 9 a.m. The chapter’s clubhouse is located approximately six miles straight up Files Creek Road in Beverly. The event will end at about 2 p.m. Those who would like to stay for the Family Campout may do so and enjoy some fishing.
For those who are only attending the Family Campout, registration will begin at 4 p.m. An adult must stay with those children attending overnight. “Sorry, no campers, only tents,” officials said. The evening meal will be prepared on an open campfire and snacks will also be provided. The evening will consist of games, fishing, fun and laughter. Anyone wishing to bring an outside game to share with the children is asked to please do so.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning for those who braved the overnight stay. Everyone is invited to bring a friend and come to make new friends. Please note that overnight staying may be canceled due to bad weather.
You may call the clubhouse at 304-636-4140 on the day of events for more information. The chapter has a large pavilion, restrooms, fishing poles and tents for this event. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page and website, mountaineeriwl.org, for further information.