Are you interested in helping KOSC reach new heights and get even more youth hunters through our programs than ever before? Consider donating to KOSC so that we can keep our camps being the best they’ve ever been!
KOSC started their first year in 1998 with one camp with 30 campers. Over the next twenty-five years, it has blossomed into the most successful and interactive hunter education course in the state. The camps are hosted at multiple locations throughout California, and the incredible venues allows the kids to stay all week and truly experience every aspect that the outdoors has to offer.
KOSC currently runs ten camps each summer and each camp houses between 15-32 campers (depending upon location). For those who already have their Hunter’s Education Certificate, KOSC offers an advanced camp to hone their skills and further their knowledge of the outdoors. 2022 is KOSC’s 25th year of operation, and we pride ourselves on giving youth the opportunity to become involved in the outdoors. All KOSC programs accept campers ages 9-17.
KOSC was founded in 1998 by Judy Oswald. After taking her grandchildren to participate in a hunter education course, Judy felt she could make the experience more beneficial to youth. She wanted a more hands-on experience and several days of training versus the traditional one or two-day courses that were offered at the time.
KOSC started their first year with one camp of 16 campers in the summer of 1998. The next year it was 2 camps with 16 kids each. We are proud to say that we now host over 200 campers every summer! The majority of them come to beginning camp to learn about Hunter’s Safety and the fundamentals of conservation and hunting in the outdoors. Judy still attends camps to teach about her passion, conservation. She plays a huge part in helping our Wood Ducks, plus the kids love seeing and hearing about it every summer.
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KOSC is dedicated to building the next generation of outdoor and conservation leaders to ensure a bright future for California hunting, angling, archery, and outdoor sports.