The field day is completely free for those from ten-fifteen years old (includes ten and fifteen). It is a full day, normally comprised of at least thirteen different events including hands-on instruction in trap shooting, archery, muzzleloading, fly casting, canoeing, trapping, turkey hunting, waterfowling, and more. All shooting events use experienced one-on-one instruction. Everyone gets lunch, and usually, there are outdoor goods as gifts and prizes at the end of the day. All of this is completely free for the participants. Make sure to read the guidelines to understand the framework for the day.
Registration is required and can be done by going to the Pennsylvania Game Commission Website and looking for Field Days on the Education page or Kid's Corner and following the directions there. There are two steps that must be completed to properly register:
1) Register at the PGC Website, http://www.pgc.state.pa.us
2) Print release form found at PGC website and mail to:
Lancaster County Sportsmen For Youth
PO Box 44
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Confirmation of your registration will eventually be sent, normally about two weeks before the day of the event, by either email (if provided) or by postal mail.
Lancaster County Sportsmen for Youth is always in need of donations in order to conduct the youth field day each year. Your kind contribution would be appreciated. Please send any donations to:
Lancaster County Sportsmen for Youth PO Box 44 Elizabethtown, PA 17022.