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RILEY WILDERNESS YOUTH CAMP

Each summer the SCI Novi Chapter sponsors 40 youth age 12-14 for a week long hunting/education program at the MUCC Michigan Out-of-Doors "Camp for Kids". This camp stands out among the rest due to the emphasis placed on engaging youth in the outdoors and connecting them to the environment. They pride themselves on a curriculum that teaches outdoor skills such as conservation and environmental sciences, archery, target shooting, hunter safety, backpacking, wilderness survival, forest management, and much more.  Each youth will be given the training needed to earn their Hunter Safety Certificate.  Apply for the Riley Wilderness Youth Camp.  More information at the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp website (http://www.mucccamp.org/).

AMERICAN WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 teachers who reach more than a million students annually.  SCI Novi annually sends local teachers to this once in a lifetime experience.

ACADEMY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Academy of Natural Resources offers educators the opportunity to learn about Michigan’s diverse natural resources, discover current trends in their management and experience activities that bring knowledge to the classroom. The ANR program takes place at Higgen's Lake and annually gets high school and elementary teachers......

PARKS & RECREATION ARCHERY

SCI-Novi has partnered with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) to provide an archery equipment grant each year for a parks and recreation department to start an archery program.  

Parks and recreation archery programs across Michigan are introducing thousands people of all ages, nationalities, and abilities to the sport of archery.  When surveyed, nearly 50% of people who experience archery programs in their communities say they are interested in hunting, while around 80% are interested in target shooting.

As of 2024, over 40 parks and recreation departments offer archery in their community.  In 2015, SCI Novi helped open Riley Archery Range in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  The unique range design is now being duplicated and creating a home for archery in local parks throughout the state.

PARKS & RECREATION ARCHERY

SCI-Novi has partnered with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) to provide an archery equipment grant each year for a parks and recreation department to start an archery program.  

Parks and recreation archery programs across Michigan are introducing thousands people of all ages, nationalities, and abilities to the sport of archery.  When surveyed, nearly 50% of people who experience archery programs in their communities say they are interested in hunting, while around 80% are interested in target shooting.

As of 2024, over 40 parks and recreation departments offer archery in their community.  In 2015, SCI Novi helped open Riley Archery Range in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  The unique range design is now being duplicated and creating a home for archery in local parks throughout the state.

PARKS & RECREATION ARCHERY

SCI-Novi has partnered with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) to provide an archery equipment grant each year for a parks and recreation department to start an archery program.  

Parks and recreation archery programs across Michigan are introducing thousands people of all ages, nationalities, and abilities to the sport of archery.  When surveyed, nearly 50% of people who experience archery programs in their communities say they are interested in hunting, while around 80% are interested in target shooting.

As of 2024, over 40 parks and recreation departments offer archery in their community.  In 2015, SCI Novi helped open Riley Archery Range in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  The unique range design is now being duplicated and creating a home for archery in local parks throughout the state.

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM

An activity that doesn't discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It's a different kind of team sport. It's open to any student. Its biggest supporters are professional educators. Teams come together around one thing: archery.  The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th - 12th. And through it students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.SCI Novi has been pivotal in installing the NASP program in many local schools.