John Annoni

Teacher, Mentor, Outdoorsman, Author

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Camp Compass

Please help our Children.
If you won’t, who will?

    • John Annoni is an educator in the Allentown School District, author, inventor and founder of Camp Compass and 2 Million Bullets.

What’s Up DC


The opportunity to speak before the House of Representatives about the “SHARE Act” was a big moment for me.  Speaking on behalf of the unheard voice of children was a rewarding experience.  I’m humbled that the message of access was heard and seriously considered. Hoping to continue to use this momentum to change the world even more in favor of youth.

Please go to and sign the petition for our kids. Thanks!

The View

 I always take a minute to enjoy the view whether I’m 15 feet in the air,  on the ground leaning against a tree or watching students leave from school. I get to see plenty of things both in the city, in the fields and in the water and I’m grateful for the bridge that I’m able to cross. I’m not sure what the future holds.  What I do know is the view is going to be pretty special  and appreciated no matter where I’m at.


  I enjoy spring as much as I do the fall. The chance to take kids to the turkey Woods is a very special time. Since Landon is playing a lot of baseball I got to spend time with even more kids this year and all I can say is thank you mother nature.


Looks like the wrist is going to be ok. Congrats, Landon on your first High School hit!  You OVERCAME your setback!  

More Television

I sometimes fight with myself about doing television shows with children. Our kids only get a small window of opportunity and if the cameras don’t work out a hunt could be ruined. Because I’ve worked so long with mossy oak and their cameramen  I’m tremendously comfortable allowing them to come along on our students trips. Well I’m glad they got to come this year because we had a tremendous hunt and  fun at full fan lodge. Two turkeys with two cameraman will make for a tremendous show to be aired next season on Mossy  Oak’s hunting in the country. Until then we got plenty of kids to help and lots of work to do.

A Winner!

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Congratulations to my son on overcoming a tough situation to make his high school jv team.  Many of you know that he worked his tail off since being cut last year as a freshman and now he can proudly wear a team hoodie wherever he goes.  We never know what the future holds but I’m excited to see the doors that will open for my son and the camp compass kids.

I’m not Just Saying I’m the best, I’m Proving It!

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At the POMA conference I got to prove kids, students, young adults all are cenetered  in my lane.  I find it funny that many people tend to think that talking to a youth for a few minutes will magically fix their percieved problems or issues.  I’m very fond of people that adopt children becasue it officially shows they  plan on being in that young life for better of for worse.  I guess you can say my efforts are bulit around that concept.  So here’s the open inviatation to visit with me and to talk with my kids about mentoring and being mentored in the outdoors.  Anyone can take a kid hunting, shooting or fishing but when it comes to developing youth through those activites I’m calling out all of the paper champions and letting them know I have nothing to loose by calling your bluff.

John & Landon Annoni: Young Minority Men and Firearms

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John Annoni is the founder of Camp Compass, a program that brings urban students to the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He and his son Landon respond to reported comments made by gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg while speaking at the Aspen Institute. Bloomberg is reported to have said that cities must take away firearms from all young minority males, in order to reduce violent crime. As a young minority male, Landon provides his perspective on firearms safety, and talks about hunting and shooting. Originally aired on NRA News Cam & Co 02/10/15

Tentative Book Signing and Appearance Schedule

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Jan. 10  Boonies Int. Film Festival

Jan. 17th Lehigh University

January  22 and 23 SHOT Show

Jan  31 Cornell University

Feb 7th Great Outdoor Show /NRA

Feb. 13 and 14 NWTF

Feb 28th Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Show

March 7th Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show

March 13 and 14th  Lehigh valley SCI

March 21 Professional Outdoor Media Association

April 11  NRA Convention

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