Due to restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clarion County Sportsmen for Youth had to move the annual Youth Field Day from Camp Coffman to the Fryburg Sportsman's Club recreation facility but the change in venue did nothing to dampen the atmosphere at the 28th edition of the event held Saturday (July 25).
There were challenges the Sportsmen for Youth had to overcome such as keeping the number of children and volunteers attending the event from eclipsing the 250 person limit regarding outdoor activities. The Sportsmen for Youth was able to keep the maximum number under 250.
There were also temperature checks done of all children and volunteers when they checked into the facility.
The Sportsmen for Youth also provided enough bottled water for all of the children and volunteers attending the event.
The reason the venue was changed from Camp Coffman to the Fryburg Sportsman's Club's recreational facility was because there is more available acreage at the Fryburg facility which allowed the participants and volunteers to be more distanced.
Participants got to take part in expositions in fishing, canoeing, shooting, archery, muzzleloaders, camping, turkey calling, and much, much more.
Children got the opportunity to shoot shotguns at stationary and moving targets and got to shoot .22 caliber rifles at stationary targets.