Outdoor Education for future generations

West Michigan Bowhunters provides youth camps, college and teacher scholarships to help secure the next generation’s appreciation of Michigan’s natural resources.



2022 MUCC Camp Scholarship Applications Now Open.

We annually award 10-15 scholarships worth $500 each to students attending youth camps run by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC).

These lucky winners ages 9-14 will be drawn in a raffle to receive fully-paid tuition to attend their choice of a 6-day, 5-night youth camp run by MUCC.

There is no cost to apply for entry into this drawing. WMBH – SCI will hold a drawing at the end of the year to select 15 winning entries. Winners will be announced at the club’s annual convention fundraiser at the end of February at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.

MUCC Camps are held in June or July each summer at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center at the Waterloo State Recreation Area, near Chelsea. These summer adventures aim to instill a love of the outdoors in children. Camp themes include “Conservation Connections,” “Wetland Wonders,” “Hunting Heritage” and “Primitive Skills.” All campers learn basic firearm shooting safety and can earn their Hunter Safety certificates, too.

To enter the drawing, students simply fill out the form or download, print and mail our PDF Application to the West MI Bowhunters – SCI at P.O. Box 459, Hudsonville, MI 49426.


Download the Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Brochure

Learn more about MUCC Camps http://www.mucccamp.org/

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Scholarship Applications Now Open.

Do you know a youth (12-17) interested in archery or bowhunting? WMBH is offering scholarships to attend the Raised at Full Draw Summer Camp from July 21-24 at the Haymarsh Hunt Club in Morley, MI. 

These campers will learn how to shoot archery, start a fire, build a shelter along with all that you need to know about hunting such as setting up ground blinds, shooting out of tree stands, shot placement, and tracking.

To enter the drawing, students simply fill out the form on the right.


Learn more about Raised at Full Draw: raisedatfulldraw.com

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College – Academic Scholarships

We supply multiple $1,000 tuition scholarships to local college students planning to make careers in natural resources management.

We recently awarded $2,000 to a GVSU student – Ben Hoekwater to further his studies of natural resources management so he can become a DNR Conservation Officer.

Contact us if you’re interested.

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College Academic Scholarship Contact Form

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Teachers – American Wilderness Leadership School

We invite you to apply for a $1,400 scholarship to attend a conservation education program in June or July at SCI’s American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) in Jackson, WY.

  • AWLS is professional development for educators. If desired, it can be taken for college credit through Colorado State University. We also offer continuing education units.
  • It is about learning to use the outdoors as a classroom – balancing indoor with outdoor classes.
  • It is about learning to incorporate conservation education lessons into existing curriculum content: math, science, language arts, social studies, physical education and art.
  • The North American Model of Wildlife Management is the core of conservation understanding.
  • A basic law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else – interconnected. Like nature, everything in the AWLS Educator workshop is interconnected.

Your classroom will be in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area within the Bridger – Teton National Forest, and also includes a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.

The West MI Bowhunters annually select 5-10 scholarship recipients and cover each person’s $900 tuition for the course. In addition, each person will receive a $500 stipend toward their travel expenses to and from the AWLS location. Application deadline is Jan. 31 and winners will be notified in mid-February.

“I wanted to send a quick thank you for making it possible for me to attend the AWLS training. It was an amazing experience and I’ve returned with such wonderful new knowledge for teaching and personally. My family drove out and we vacationed in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana for 3 weeks – it was awesome to show my 11- year-old son where I was and I look forward to introducing him to firearm safety and target shooting, as well as archery. Thanks again. I will never forget my time in Wyoming – it was beyond gorgeous. What a world we live in! “

Holly Orians-Lenoir, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

“Thank you so much for sponsoring me for the AWLS in Wyoming. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I can not thank you enough for the tremendous program that was presented.

Kristy Dilsworth, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

2021 AWLS Attendees

Matt Borst, Allendale Public Schools

Jonathan Selbig, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

Sarah Chiazza, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

Chad Lloyd, Zeeland Public Schools

Kristy Dilsworth, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

Angela Welsh-Lloyd, Zeeland Public Schools

Holly Orians-Lenoir, West MI Academy of Environmental Science

Our Past AWLS Attendees

Aric Spotts, Hudsonville Christian School Kevin Spotts, Hamilton Community Schools
Sue Spotts, Hudsonville Christian School Zach Mosher, Hudsonville Christian School
Don Plicta, Stevensville – Lakeshore Public Schools Josh VandeBerg, Hudsonville Christian School
Landry Coffey, Jenison Public Schools