Hooked on Fishing (Sacy) Comments
Prerequisite: Girl Scout membership, Girl Scouting 101: GSUSA Orientation to Girl Scouting
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a statewide youth fishing education program sponsored by NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife. HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing, learning about their local water and other natural resources, and supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. After you have carefully read the following information, if you have questions contact Liz Jackson, program coordinator, at (908) 637-4125 x122 or by email at Liz.Jackson@dep.state.nj.us. The non-refundable registration fee is $40 to help offset costs.
Registration deadline is November 27, 2013.
The course fee includes: Instruction, teaching materials and equipment, 2 nights lodging in a cabin, and 5 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch). You are responsible for your dinner Friday evening. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. This is a rain or shine training.
Fishing is an activity that can be started at any age by any person regardless of gender, physical size or athletic ability. Fishing can also be enjoyed individually or with family and friends. A great way to introduce youth to fishing is through the Hooked on Fishing- Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) Program. HOFNOD is a free conservation education program sponsored by NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife. It is intended to encourage school-aged children to avoid the pitfalls of drug and alcohol use by providing alternative activities that involve learning to fish, appreciating aquatic and environmental resources, and developing positive life skills.
This training is geared for staff and adult volunteers of youth-centered organizations interested in establishing an ongoing or year-round youth fishing education program and/or community-based water monitoring service project. The program is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations. Participants of this training are responsible for delivering the HOFNOD program to youth from beginning to end. Organizations that participate in the program are eligible to receive: additional professional development in conservation education and angling skills, financial and in-kind support for program materials and supplies including subsidized youth field trips. Supplemental training can be requested for educational content like fly tying, fly fishing and Discover SCUBA Diving. To learn more about HOFNOD, visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife webpage at http://njfishandwildlife.com/hofnodnj.htm.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Clothing & Equipment:
To ensure your safety, we cannot take people into the outdoors without the proper clothing. See the list below of necessary equipment. Please read and check this list carefully. Make sure to bring wool, fleece, or polyester, and avoid all cotton.
Check-in: Program participants may check in on Friday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Lenape lodge, Camp Sacajawea. If you will be arriving before or after these times, please let us know prior to the program so that we can make appropriate accommodations.
If you will be staying the Friday night, please note that no dinner will be served. There will be a meet-n-greet Friday evening at 8:00 pm.
Course Time Saturday December 14th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Course Time Sunday December 15th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Indoor/outdoor instruction.
It is very important that all food-related allergies, restrictions, or concerns be included in your registration. Late notification of food-related needs will not be accommodated. Please list all food-related restrictions as accurately as possible.
Electronic Policy: We ask not to carry or use mp3 players, radios or CD players, gaming devices, or other entertainment-related devices. Ideally, these devices should be left at home. *This policy does not apply to smartphones and digital cameras.*
While we enjoy warm, clear days, we also experience cold, wet conditions. Be prepared to be out and about regardless of the weather. The gear list enclosed in this packet will provide you with all the necessary articles of clothing to keep you comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature brings our way.
Please keep in mind that weather is very changeable and unpredictable. Conditions can be cold, wet, snowy, and windy. Because cotton loses its insulating value when wet, it is essential to bring wool, fleece, and/or polypropylene. Cotton is not an acceptable substitution for these materials. Please follow this equipment list carefully and contact Liz.Jackson@dep.state.nj.us if you have any questions. All items on this list are required for the training except those that are indicated as optional.
1 sleeping bag: 3 Season (and pillow if necessary)
1 pair of water shoes, or old sneakers (necessary for canoeing)
1 pair of hiking boots or similar footwear
Seasonally appropriate clothing for 2 days
1 swimsuits and/or other shorts (clothing to canoe in, weather dependent)
1 insulating layer for your upper body: fleece or wool (jacket, sweater, pullover)
1 set of waterproof raingear (jacket and pants)
1 water bottle – quart size (durable, wide-mouth)
1 Headlamp (preferred) or flashlight – with extra batteries and spare bulb
Travel size toiletries (toothbrush/paste, earplugs) & any personal items such as medication
1 pair sunglasses and wool or fleece hat
1 pair of binoculars and field guides (optional)
Please click on the red link above "Online Registration (eBiz)" and follow the instructions located on the eBiz main page for setting up your account or login if you already have an account. More information regarding account set up can also be found on the eBiz FAQ page. Once logged in, search "trainer" in the Search bar located in the top-right corner of the page.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
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