Ely Outfitting Company is hosting an exciting opportunity for young people to express their interest in the outdoors for a chance to win a PARENT-FREE outfitting exploration adventure!

Recent studies show that young people today spend as little as four to seven minutes outside each day - less time outside than prison inmates. Time in front of the screen is replacing time around a stream and it's leading to increased anxiety, obesity, and attention deficit disorder.

And Jason Zaborkrtsky of Ely Outfitting Company's worried! So he's calling all current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to write a 1,000-1,500 word essay answering one question:

WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO ON A PARENT-FREE BWCA WILDERNESS CANOE-CAMPING ADVENTURE WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

Why? Because you could win a free, fully outfitted, self-guided five-day canoe-camping adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for three or four high schools - with No Parents Allowed!

And Lake Time Magazine is upping the ante by publishing the winning essay!


Deadline is February 11th! Hurry and submit! Details at http://elyoutfittingcompany.com/boundary-waters-teen-essay-contest/

Good luck!