Kid’s Camp

Kid’s Camp
July 12-14, 2013

Schmidt‘s Kids Camp is not a fly-fishing school per se… Yes, fly-fishing is a big part of the program, but there‘s more.  More, like learning to set up a camp, tent, cot, fire pit. How to start a camp fire, chop fire wood, cook and tend to camp chores.

Friday we will start with lunch and orientation for the weekend. After lunch the kids will assemble their tent, put up cots, build a fire pit and chop some kindling and fire wood. This is where we show the kids how to gather and prepare wood and how to use the tools to do it properly. After a short break the kids will help prepare the evening meal. After the meal and clean-up we will prepare a camp bon fire. Lights out!

Saturday is the big day. After morning personal clean-up the kids will help prepare a camp breakfast, serve and clean up. Fly casting will take up the rest of the morning on the pond. Camp staff will prepare lunch, serve and clean up. After lunch, knot tying and fly tying is on the agenda. Dinner then a little fishing on the pond followed by a camp fire. Lights out!

Sunday is all fishing after breakfast. Camp staff will prepare, serve and clean up lunch. The kids will tear down camp and put things away for the next camp. We expect the kids will be ready to go home around 2:30 to 3:00 PM.

Flygirls and the Grand River Fly Tiers join Schmidt Outfitters in providing funding and counselors for this program. This program is open to any child between the ages of 12 to 18. Boys will be teamed with boys and girls with girls for camp sleeping arrangements. All kids will be supervised with one counselor for two kids.

The cost of this program is the best news – IT IS FREE!! We have expanded the camp to 16 kids (up from 10 last year). The camp is on the Schmidt Outfitters property and is covered by their general liability policy.

If you have a son or daughter that might be interested, you can contact me, Ann Miller (annrmiller(at) or directly contact the new owner of Schmidt Outfitters, Paul Transue, at 231 -848-4191.