Trout Camp offers outdoor activities to kids without dads


This Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second annual Trout Camp will be held in Battle Ground by Faith Outfitters, a nonprofit organization. 

The event is for kids 8-13 years old who don’t have a prominent father figure in their life and includes activities of fishing, archery, a BB gun range and campfire barbecue. The goal of Trout Camp is to give youth without dads a memorable experience in the great outdoors — something they may never get to have otherwise. 

“It’s a great event,” said Dave Freund of Faith Outfitters. “More and more kids don’t get to experience this kind of stuff it seems.”

All activities will be supervised by adults from Faith Outfitters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and other volunteers. There will be various contests with prizes and anglers can keep their catch.

“Fishing was really popular last year, so this time there will be double the amount of fish,” Freund said.

Transportation to the private pond location will occur at 8 a.m. from the Battle Ground High School parking lot. Space is limited and registration can be done by emailing