About Us

The Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy was founded by The Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club.

The Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club [DDHFC] has created, organized and operated youth programs in central Indiana since 1988.

The OYEA serves as a bridge between the urban community and non-traditional outdoor sporting activities.

OYEA members receive instruction in archery, fishing, air rifle target shooting, land and water conservation and hunting safety.  OYEA members also participate in community cleanups as an ongoing effort to protect our urban waterways and educate our urban youth.

Additionally, OYEA members are exposed to non-traditional career opportunities in the field of Agriculture, Agriscience and Forestry.


Our Mission

Mentor youth in the development of life and leadership skills and environmental awareness through outdoor sporting experiences.

Our overall goal is to facilitate a safe and responsible hunting, fishing and conservation learning experience for youth while instilling a sense of value, appreciation, and stewardship for the outdoors and general environment.