Bowling was a new skill for some of the young offenders from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp.

Bowling was a new skill for some of the young offenders from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp.

By Debby Brady, Youth Correctional Counselor
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp

A bowling alley was an unfamiliar place for some during a recent recognition program for young offenders from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp.

The camp recently held an “A-Phase Event,” an incentive program to recognize those who are “doing an outstanding program,” according to officials.

Four crews were out on fire so only 10 could participate.

According to officials, “they all enjoyed the day.”

Youth Correctional Counselors Debby Brady and Adam Frazier took the campers to Sutter Creek Lanes Bowling Alley.

Seven of them had never bowled before, but all reports indicate they had a great time learning a new skill.

There were some experienced bowlers in the group who helped guide the novice bowlers in the right direction.

The group bowled two games, and then went to a pizza parlor to enjoy a special lunch.

“The youth were very grateful for the opportunity to attend this event,” said camp officials.