MEDICINE PARK, Okla._Kayaking, fishing, and hiking were all a part of the second annual Outdoor Youth Expo in Medicine Park Saturday.
The event is put on by the Cameron University Department of Sports and Exercise Science. The theme of this year's expo is "Building a Healthier Community, One Family at a Time." Students ranged from kindergarten to 8th-grade. Ashlyn Moore, 12, says this was her first time to do any of these outdoor activities.
"So far I have been to archery, hiking, and kayaking and we are here to come kayak again," said Moore.
It took her a few tries to get the hang of kayaking and she even got stuck in the rocks.
"Some girls came and tried to help me out and they got stuck too and so we had to pull each other out," said Moore.
Benjamin Roberts, 10, says he tried his hand at fishing.
"I had something but it got away," said Roberts.
Benjamin's Dad Vic Roberts says he always looks for ways to get his son outside and active.
"This is so close to home out here, because we live out here and he likes doing all this stuff the fishing the kayaking. He had never done the archery before and he really liked that," said Vic Roberts.
Cameron University instructor Tyson Chambers put on the expo along with 26 college students. Chambers says for him this experience was about getting kids and their families to experience what the outdoors have to offer.
"A lot of them don't really have that opportunity a whole lot anymore. It's a good way for them to kind of reconnect and enjoy the outdoors," said Chambers.
Lessons on nutrition, safety, and outdoor survival were also taught to kids and their families as part of the expo.