I took my girlfriend, her 13 y/o boy, and my 8 y/o nephew out camping last weekend. It wasnt ideal, as it was a campground, and our neighbors were rather close. I did, however, get a chance to show my gf's son how to start a fire using a metal match & cotton balls with vaseline. He was amazed. I even managed to get a fire going in the rain, which REALLY impressed him (and me...I had my doubts there!). And, even though he has been fishing before, he always had his mother put the worm on, and take the fish off. Well, me being me, I told him if he wanted to fish, he had to learn how to do it. I showed him how to put the worm on once, and how to take a fish off, once. From there, he was on his own. And, he did pretty well!! Granted he was only catching sunfish (about the only thing attacted to worms), but, he did great! All in all, a good weekend spent outside!!