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Week-long survival camp teaches boys outdoor and decision-making skills

Posted: Thursday, Jul 11th, 2013


Dixon Wilson, 11, uses a bow drill to make a fire at Big Creek Park in Newport. Wilson and seven other youths spent this week learning survival skills as part of the Newport Parks and Recreation Departmentís†Survivor Camp. ďThis class is really cool because we are learning how to use our brains and not rely on our technology,Ē said instructor Dan Coyle. (Photo by Larry Coonrod)


NEWPORT ó Itís been a week of Huck Finn and the Hunger Games all rolled into one for eight young boys in the Newport Parks and Recreation Departmentís Survival Camp program.

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