Tommie and Theresa Berger, from Sylvan Grove, Kansas, wowed the editors with their dedication to educating youth in the consumptive benefits of the outdoors. Over the past 23 years as volunteer organizers and leaders of their Outdoor Adventure Camp, they have provided a week-long lesson in good stewardship to more than 500 children. See why we named them Hero of the Year finalists for 2011.

Check back Friday to see Editor-at-large Eddie Nickens talk to graduates of the Berger’s program, and get a lesson in archery from one well-versed camp alum.