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2016 Lion's Camp for Handicapped Children Kerrville TX

Please consider coming and helping us work with these wonderful children, dates below. Any donations of foreign coins would be much appreciated and we’ll try listing all that we do on the WWATS website at www.wwats.org . Many thanks for all the years of support, help and donations; especially the TAMDC  (Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs) for all their long time attendance and support. Thank you sincerely, Keith Wills, VP WWATS & member of TAMDC

Just got off the phone with Steven King at the Lion’s Camp.  The days for the Camp outing this year is June 15th and 16th 2016.  This the second week of camp which is their choice.  We check in at 8:00 am on Wednesday the 15th and leave on Thursday the 16th at 2:00 pm.  The setup there should be the same as the last time.

Please let all your club members, etc. know the dates and make plans to attend.  If you have any questions, I will try to answer them.

Look forward to seeing everyone this year.
Larry Vickers
512-243-1831

History:

Twenty years ago, activity directory (Nolan Underwood-deceased) for the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas and myself worked to provide a new activity for the handicap children that attend the Camp each year. We planned it so that we could teach each child the fun of metal detecting for hidden treasure beneath their feet/wheelchair. At the same time we would teach the counselors from foreign countries that volunteered their time at the Camp each year so that their could continue the activity after our annual visit. Little did Nolan or I know that by doing this, the counselors would take this idea of a new activity back home with them and also offer it to such camps in their own countries around the world. The teaching was offer to all campers regardless of their handicap. We taught the campers that were blind to listen to the detector and follow the detector rod downward to the ground to search for the hidden treasure. We used lights that fit in the headphone jacks to teach the deaf or they could learn to feel the vibration of the sound from the speaker. We taught the wheel chaired to detect away from their chair and spot the ground where the strongest signal came from, then row over to it and dig for the treasure. The children all loved the activity and look forward to our visit each year, as do the counselors.

I have received a number of letters and even a few phone calls from parents of these wonderful kids thanking me and our group for teaching such an activity to their own child.

Had one mother call me and said her child had her buy a detector and that the child has asked and hunted most every yard on their block. The mother also said she has to take the child to the city park at the very least once a week for her to metal detect from her wheel chair.  Nothing fills your heart than a story like this, except seeing the big smiles on the many children as we teach them to enjoy the hobby as we enjoy it. Sorry, but I just can’t say it any better than that!  Keith Wills

2016 Oklahoma Watts Rendezvous

It’s Here.....2016 Oklahoma Watts Rendezvous with something different for a Special Early Entry Hunt on Saturday October 15th at 1:30 PM.
 
Bring the family out to enjoy the many activates along the beautiful River and great outdoors. Go canoeing down the River with the family, take a lunch, pick a wonderful spot to stop and enjoy it and watch the wildlife.
Good fishing, volleyball, pool table, gold prospecting and plenty of metal detecting for several different kinds of treasures & more.  FREE Night Hunt with no lights, only your skill of pin pointing with your detector and feel for the target. Come see us and enjoy a wonderful weekend!   Keith Wills, VP  WWATS.org

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WWATS Rendezvous 2016, Mancos CO

 

2016 WWATS Rendezvous
4 Day Open Hunt
May 26th – 29th 2016    Memorial Day Weekend
Four Corners Christian Camp
Mancos, Colorado
 
Open to the Public and to all Treasure Hunters

WWATS (World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers)

Metal Detecting Hunts, Gold Prospecting, and many Special events & Seminars!

Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th 2016
You and Your family are invited to 4 days of major fun daily seminars, metal detecting, gold prospecting, gold panning, coin hunting, hidden treasure hunting.

Read the attached flyer for full details!

 

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2015 Handicap Children's Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX - Treasure Hunt

 

2015 Handicap Children's Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX - Treasure Hunt

Postponed due to weather and rescheduling for this summer. Will post new dates as soon as it is confirmed

Thanks to Larry Vickers, the dates are set for our annual visit to work with metal detectors and the many wonderful young children. Working with these wonderful kids is worth every minute and mile we travel to get there!

The Dates Are:    June 17th & 18th, 2015. We will start with the kids about 8:30 AM on the 17th all day, and again on the 18th up to 1:00 PM.

 

 

AGAIN--- We Need Foreign Coins to hide for the kids, small items like toy cars (not dirty dug ones), key chains, etc. as gifts or items to generally bury with the coins as a surprise for the kids also. Please Help Us with this!!

Please consider coming out and helping us with the children for two days also, we would love the help as always.

Note: I will be at the TAMDC State Treasure Show in April at Maude Cobb Civic Center, Texas  on April 10th to 12th, 2015 set up in my usual booth, you can come by and drop off any donations you wish to give---remember we will be working with about 100 kids there!
OR ship to this address:    

Keith Wills
1495 FM 49
Gilmer, TX. 75644
(903) 734-7773
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P.S. If you would like to see the many photos of past years of working with the wonderful children, click here

 

WWATS Rendezvous 2015, Mancos, CO

2015 WWATS Rendezvous
4 Day Open Hunt
August 20th-23rd 2015
Four Corners Christian Camp
Mancos, Colorado

Open to the Public and to all Treasure Hunters
WWATS (World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers)
Metal Detecting Hunts, Gold Prospecting, and many Special events!

Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd 2015

You and Your family are invited to 4 days of major
fun daily seminars, metal detecting, gold prospecting,
gold panning, coin hunting, hidden treasure hunting.


Durango Diggers will be doing equipment demonstrations
daily in gold bearing waters. Keep all the gold you find.

Read the attached flyer for full details!

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