Raised at Full Draw
Bismarck, ND

July 15 – 17, 2020

Age 12 – 17

Cost – $150 per camper

Times: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Raised at Full Draw (RAFD) is excited to announce that we are parting with Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV to offer our second day camp style program in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Our first year offering a day camp was in 2019 and we are excited to offer this camp again!

The RAFD day camp will be located at the NISHU Archery Complex. The new indoor facility is at the same locations as the NISHU Bowmen Archery Club with the outdoor archery range. They are also located next to the Bismarck Riverwood Golf Course. Participants will have the opportunity to earn their Bowhunter Education certification at this camp!

Lunch will be provided each day along with snacks and drinks.

Our North Dakota camp is a day camp and offers no overnight accommodations. Participants can be dropped off starting at 7:30am each day. Participants can be picked up until 5:30pm each day. An agenda and other key informational items including reminders will be provided ahead of time to each participant that is registered.

Like our overnight camp locations the 3D archery course consists of a minimum of 15 targets with a diverse species of North American game, challenging all levels of shooters. From rabbits and raccoons to bears and bulls, this 3D range has it all!

The targets are strategically placed throughout the terrain to teach the best skill sets in hunting. Shooters will be faced with a multitude of hunting situations and almost every circumstance. The certified RAFD instructors utilize our hands-on teaching approach that allows the shooters to make the best ethical decision for a quick clean kill.

This camp doesn’t only teach proper shot placement and retrieval of game, it exposes the youth to various hunting methods that will allow them to become better hunters. We teach treestand hunting, ground blinds and spot and stalk hunting methods.

Our educational curriculum has been proven to give our students the best up-to-date information for them to succeed in outdoor sports. If you’re looking for the most hands-on and informative hunting camp you have ever imagined, you have come to the right place.
Turning today’s youth into tomorrow’s future. Welcome to Raised at Full Draw.

  • RAFD Waiting List

  • Choose which camp waiting list you would like to be added to.

Raised At Full Draw offers partial assistance through our scholarship program to prospective campers with financial, spiritual and emotional need. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend camp. We would like to encourage you to reach out to your local “critter club” or outdoor groups and see if they would sponsor the individual to attend. Some groups to contact may include, Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited etc. Please fill out the registration form below to apply for a summer camp scholarship.

  • Scholarship Application

    To be filled out by the potential Camper

COMING SOON!

NISHU Archery Complex
1409 Riverwood Drive in Bismarck

Things to Bring (Proper Gear)

We look forward to having you at the Raised At Full Draw Camp this year! The following information will ensure that you will have everything you need at camp this year: ***LABEL ALL GEAR WITH FIRST AND LAST NAME!***

  • Medications –(no glass please!) – these will need to be checked in with the camp nurse at check-in

  • Warm jacket for mornings and evenings

  • Sturdy, CLOSED-TOED shoes for being outside

  • Rain gear

  • Camp chair

  • Insect repellant, Sunscreen, Lip bal

Optional Items

  • Archery equipment (If your own bow is being brought, please have your accessories, finger tab or release, arrows with field points (no broad heads) and case)

  • Fishing gear

  • Compass

  • GPS unit

  • Daypack

  • Personal Game Calls

  • Camera

Important

Please contact the RAFD if you do not have any of the items listed on the “what to bring” list of proper gear. We may be able to help you out, but we will need to know as soon as possible in order to accommodate.

MEDICATION/SPECIAL NEEDS

All medication must be checked in with the camp nurse when campers arrive on the first day. Please indicate any special instructions at that time. In certain cases, the camp nurse may be in contact with you prior to camp if the camper’s registration indicated that special accommodations may be needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RAFD prior to camp.

Any camper with dietary restrictions that may need to bring their own food must check those items in at check in. Those items will be stored securely in the kitchen area.

REGISTER BY MAIL

You can register online and mail in payment by completing the online registration, but if you would prefer complete paper registration please print the following documents and mail in with payment.

MAIL WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO

  • Raised At Full Draw

  • 1221 E. Buchanan St.

  • Winterset IA 50273

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Day camp: Check in will be at 7:30 each morning. Campers should be sure to stop at the check-in table when they arrive at camp. All medications and special accommodations will be reviewed at this point.

Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.  A water bottle is suggested.  Campers can be picked up anytime after 5- 5:30pm each day.   On the last day of our day camp, an awards ceremony and dinner will be provided around 5 and parents are welcome and encouraged to join.

RULES AND POLICIES

The rules of the RAFD camp are listed below

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP

  • Electronics (video games, iPods, etc.) Cell phones will be allowed, but will be checked in at the beginning of camp, and checked out for limited use (to check in with folks) at specified times during camp.

  • Alcohol, tobacco, or drugs of any kind, Knives, Firearms, Short shorts, Low-cut or cropped tops

  • Outdoor showers are provided, even though enclosed, kids may feel more comfortable showering with a bathing suit on(this is the only place bathing suits will be permitted).

  • RAFD camp does not have a dress code, however, if we feel that clothing is inappropriate in any way, we may ask the clothing be changed, if the camper disagrees they can be asked to be excused from camp.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

  • No bullying, name calling, or foul language.

  • Respect your peers, volunteers and property.

  • Use the buddy system. Stay in groups of at least 3 people.

  • No boys and girls in tents together.

  • No boys in the girls shower area, and vice versa.

  • No game calls (camp often provides things that make noise, ie. Turkey calls etc…) after lights out.

  • Lights out at 10:30 pm unless camp programs run later.

All campers are expected to behave in a respectful manner while at camp. If at any point a child has broken the camp rules or demonstrates unacceptable behavior, they may be sent home from camp. Please alert the RAFD staff and volunteers of any issues that may arise. We understand that kids may get homesick, but we will not allow phone calls to home except during specified times, or in case of an emergency. Volunteers will be available around the clock, if needed. Some of the key rules to be aware of are below:

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS (CAN BE SENT HOME IMMEDIATELY

  • Co-ed tents, making out

  • Fighting or harassment of any kind

  • Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use

  • For all other infractions volunteers are trained to discipline in a “three strikes” manner.

  • Strike 1: Volunteers will document the situation and talk to the camper. Inform them that what they did was wrong and why. In some cases, the camper may be asked to sit out of an activity for a period of time.

  • Strike 2: Again, the volunteer will document the incident. At this time, the camper and volunteer may draft a behavior agreement where they discuss the problem and list ways to correct the problem as well as the consequences of further misconduct. This document will be signed by both the camper and the volunteer.

  • Strike 3: The camper’s parents will be notified that the child must be picked up as soon as possible and not return to camp. We need to be very respectful of the land we are camping on, therefore we ask that campers clean up after themselves and after each other, primarily around their camping area

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be made six weeks prior to the camp start date. Cancellations after six weeks will be considered donations to camp and are non-refundable. Emergency cancellations will be considered and reviewed on a case by case situation.

Most of All Have Fun!