Friday, March 27, 2009

Reelin' in the Big Ones

When kids come to Anokijig, many experience the outdoors in ways they never have before. One of our most popular programs is our fishing expeditions, where campers are given the opportunity to fish for a variety of species, under a variety of conditions.
Campers will go after trout, salmon, northern, bass and panfish and get the opportunity to fish at different locations, including a trout pond and Lake Michigan. One might think this is an opportunity that only interests boys, but many of our expedition participants are girls. The Fishing Expedition program typically fills up each year, so if you haven't registered yet, please be sure to do so soon, to make sure we still have space available for your child.
With the wide variety of fishing that takes place, Anokijig needs to stock up on a variety of equipment, to ensure our campers are ready to reel in the big one. Last week, we received a gigantic care package of fishing equipment from Mick Phillips of Belgrade, Montana. Mr. Phillips has never been to Anokijig, but he appreciates the importance of providing unique experiences to children and families, in an outdoor environment and he has generously supported our efforts for many years.
When you walk around Anokijig, you may notice an abundance of energy-efficient, compact fluorescent lightbulbs in our fixtures. Mr. Phillips has been kind enough to donate these as well. The kindness and ingenuity of our donors never ceases to amaze us and we are grateful for all of their support.
We appreciate all kinds of support, whether it's time, treasure or talent. If you have any that you'd be willing to share with Anokijig, please give us a call at 920-893-0782.

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