Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Host Family Campout at Montgomery Bell State Park

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and a team of union volunteers will host a free family campout at Tennessee’s Montgomery Bell State Park packed with outdoor activities including a youth fishing derby, wildlife calling contest, snake and birds of prey exhibition and conservation education.

Meals will be provided, and youth will receive free t-shirts and fishing gear while supplies last.

WHEN:

June 10 – 11, 2017
Check in: June 10 at 9 a.m.
Check out: June 11 at Noon

WHERE:

Montgomery Bell State Park
Group Camp No. 1
1020 Jackson Hill Rd.
Burns, TN  37029

WHO:

This free, public event is made possible by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council, Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council, Pure Fishing, Montgomery Bell State Park and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

WHY:  

According to the Outdoor Foundation’s study on youth participation in the outdoors, the U.S. is facing an unprecedented public health and conservation problem as the American childhood has rapidly moved indoors amidst changing technological and social landscapes. Reconnecting youth with the outdoors is critical to the health of future generations as well as the health of our natural landscapes. The USA’s Family Campout will engage both youth and adults in hands-on outdoor activities that leave a lasting impression and inspire a love of the outdoors to help ensure the future of America’s outdoor heritage.

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