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The man known as Kayakjak, Marty Hughes of Benkelman, will loan his expertise to the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) this June.
He will teach individual sessions at Champion Lake June 12-14. Students in grades 1-4 will have the opportunity to explore the world of kayaking and the enjoyment it can bring from bird watching to fishing or just floating.
Hughes is the state’s only kayak fishing guide, with over 42 years of angling experience. He has been a teacher, youth coach, and holds a Masters Degree in educational administration.
The Benkelman resident has been featured in NebraskaLand Magazine and the Omaha World Herald.
His objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, Nebraska Game and Parks expos, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest.
Brochures for SCORE may be obtained from area schools, local businesses, the website at or by contacting Director Marla Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Registration is open for all camps: grades 1-2 June 10-12; grades 3-4 June 12-14 and grades 5-6 June 11-13.