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An Introduction to Falconry (Falconry 101) – Camp Mary Orton (Columbus)

Quick Details

Duration: 2 hours

Group Size: Up to 12 participants and 20 observers

Minimum age: 9 for participants (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Introductory courses are offered at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday between April 1 and December 31.


Learn about this most ancient of sports, as you handle and fly one of our trained hawks to your glove! As a result of participating in this course, you will learn…

  • about the history of falconry, its origins and growth throughout the ages.
  • about the important role that raptors (hawks, eagles, owls and falcons) play in their ecosystems and Falconry’s key role in raptor conservation efforts.
  • the Five Skills of the Falconer (the basic skills that falconers use every day when trapping, training, and hunting, with their birds) as you work “hands-on” with one of our hawks.