COFA believes in passing to the next generations our values, skills, and outdoor pastimes. A Turkey Shoot (targets only, no live birds involved) is a great way to do all three at the same time.
Kids ages 8-15 will have an opportunity to use a B.B. gun on paper targets to win great prizes, including a frozen turkey (must be present to win). Other activities include a climbing wall, archery, outdoor education experiences, and more!!
For questions or directions please call Mike at 303-880-9878. For directions see the Colorado Adventure Point website at www.coloradoadventurepoint.org
Next Turkey Shoot: Saturday, November 9, 2019
From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Colorado Adventure Point – 10455 W 6th Ave. #150 Denver, CO 80215.
Turkey Shoot participants must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian to participate in the free kids’ turkey shoot. If you’d like to learn more about the COFA events, go to cofausa.org. For additional information and to get notices of COFA events sent to your email, go to cofatips.org and fill out the required information.
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The history of the COFA Kids’ Free Turkey Shoot
While watching a movie based on the life story of Sergeant Alvin York, a World War 1 congressional medal (CMH) honor winner, there was a part in the movie where Alvin was in a turkey shoot as a young man. The turkey shoot took place in the hills of Tennessee. Several COFA members have seen this movie and we thought it looked like a great event for our kids. COFA’s free Kids’ Turkey Shoot is for boys and girls from 8 to 15 years of age. We at COFA want an event that is fun for kids and a learning experience for them as well.
This year we are planning to host 300 kids, with 200+ parents attending. COFA’s Kids’ Turkey Shoot event is growing to other states as well. We have COFA Kids’ Turkey Shoots in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and Illinois, and are planning on several other states.
- 8 kids at first-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – in Evergreen
- 18 kids at second-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – in Evergreen
- 150 kids at third-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – in Conifer
- 173 kids at fourth-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – in Conifer
- 300 kids expected at fifth-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – in Lakewood
- 500 kids expected at sixth-year Kids’ Turkey Shoot – Denver area
- …this is not including parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, friends
How it Works
The kids will shoot a designated amount of BB’s at paper turkey targets to see if they can win a frozen turkey. The scorers will add up total amount of hits near bullseye to determine the winner. Boys and girls are put into age brackets (8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15). COFA provides the BB guns so everyone has a fair chance at shooting. We don’t allow personal BB guns…just COFA’s!
Why We Do It
One of the purposes of the Kids’ Turkey Shoot is to get them involved in the outdoors and away from sitting on the couch playing with their electronics. Our kids today, for the most part, have no clue how much fun it can be doing fun things in the outdoors. That’s what COFA does so well, it helps families and individuals connect with each while doing activities like camping, fishing, ATVing, hunting, hiking, biking, etc. Through COFA’s events like the Kids’ Turkey Shoot, fathers and sons reconnect and build their relationship with each other. Same with mothers and daughters…they reconnect as well. COFA’s ministry is to get families to develop healthy bonds through outdoor events.
Sign up to be notified of future COFA events at www.cofatips.org.
Location of COFA’s Free Kids’ Turkey Shoot: Colorado Adventure Point 10455 W 6th Ave. #150 Denver, CO 80215.
There will be a concession stand with plenty of food and beverages.
Visit the sponsor’s tables and meet some great people!