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7209 W. Calla Rd.
Canfield, Ohio 44406

(330)423-5101

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Nature's Benefits

Steve Scott

Did you know studies show that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors? Time in nature builds confidence, promotes imagination and teaches responsibility. Playing outdoors gets kids moving, provides greater sensory stimulation, and it reduces stress and fatigue.

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Regarding faith development, time in creation helps students know and appreciate their Creator more as well. Spending time in nature is a great way for kids to learn about God. They can see His creativity when they look at the leaves; each one has a unique shape with unique patterns. Kids can also learn how powerful He is. God commanded the hills to appear and the skies to change each day. Kids can also learn that they are so valuable to God through spending time in nature. God took time to think about every leaf, every animal, every blade of grass, the clouds and the colorful skies but God also created each one of our kids. He knows all of them by name and knows every step they will take. Each child is uniquely and wonderfully made and they were made in the image of God.

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As the summer gets closer, we want to invite you to send your children to our camps. Not only will they get all of the benefits of spending time in nature, they will get to know the Creator who loves and cherishes each child. They will get to build shelters, shoot paintball guns, fish, shoot bows & arrows, and so many other fun things while being reminded of the God who created them and created the nature setting they are getting to play in.

We can’t wait to see you this summer (only 39 days away) for some great times in God's creation! 

~ The On Target Crew 

Stick It To Cancer Results

Steve Scott

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Thank you to the 61 archers who participated in the Stick It To Cancer shoot on Saturday and all of the other people who came, supported, and volunteered.  More than $7,000 was raised for little Devin Kirtly and his family.  Please continue to pray for them as they continue this fight.  

10 Years Already

Steve Scott

Ten years ago today at a Perkins restaurant in Ashland, OH, the original board of directors met to sign the documents to launch the ministry of On Target Outfitters.  While we had many dreams of what could be, God had much bigger plans.   What started with a trailer (no truck - literally the cart before the horse), a few sets of archery equipment and a couple of day camps has grown into a full-time endeavor with a beautiful property, a great team of volunteers and staff, and hundreds of kids and families.  

No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
    and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
    for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

This has been a journey that we could not have done alone.  Thank you to all the families that have entrusted their kids to our care, to our volunteers and staff making our programs possible, and to the many donors who have invested in us.  

We are excited to see what God has planned for our next 10 years.

For this "Throwback Thursday" post, here are a few photos from year one.  See if you can identify some of these kids today.

2018 Summer Day Camps are OPEN!

Steve Scott

Hello friends!

We are excited to announce that our Summer Camp Schedule for 2018 is now live and registration is open!

Our first week of camps kicks off Monday, June 11th with Introduction to Archery, Search for Bigfoot, Basic Marksmanship, and Fish On!

We are also excited to announce two NEW camps - Creative Outdoors and Game On!

Creative Outdoors will feature so many different hands-on activities that will allow you to express your creative side. Some of these will include painting nature scenes with nature objects, experiencing Native American arts, and making things to take home with you to show off to your friends and family (like a tic-tac toe board!). The possibilities are endless and we cannot wait to start crafting with you!

Game On! is the camp for students who just want to play! There will be Four Square, Carpet Ball, Kickball, Capture the Flag, and SO MUCH MORE! The tournaments will get crazy and the prizes will be awesome! Grab your friends and come ready to play! 

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To find out about all of the camps we will be offering this summer, check out our Canfield Summer Day Camps tab on the website and get registered today!

We can't wait to see you on June 11th! 

NEW! - Nerf Parties

Steve Scott

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Looking for a fun idea for a birthday party?  Come to On Target Outfitters and celebrate your child's special day with us with a fun Nerf Party.  Kids can bring their own Nerf guns and we will provide the darts.  We also provide the safety glasses and supervision as well as organize a variety of games.  Food and refreshments can be brought in.  

Nerf parties can be scheduled for children ages 5 - 10 years.  For a party up to 20 kids is just $200.  

For more information, call Steve at (330)423-5101