Outdoor Life 25 Comments



At 12:43 AM, 2008-11-22, Natasha Noss said:
John Annoni is a wonderful man!! He has made a difference in my life. Camp Compass teaches you and shows you so many things, that you would never think that you would see and learn. It is a wonderful experience of a life time. It shows you the whole other side of the world. John is an angel sent to us from heaven!! He deserves this award. Good luck and god bless! Much love and respect.

At 9:45 PM, 2008-11-21, Bruce Baker said:
Our youth are the future. We need more like John.

At 8:01 PM, 2008-11-21, ehlen said:
John does a super job with the Camp Compass kids – he deserves this recognition for a great program.

At 7:50 PM, 2008-11-21, Lisa Fetherolf said:
Good Luck John!!

At 7:41 PM, 2008-11-21, Deerman said:
GOOD LUCK JOHN!

At 6:19 PM, 2008-11-21, ALFREDO G. said:
MR ANNONI ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:25 PM, 2008-11-21, Alina Johnson said:
John is a great man that does great things for this community. You deserve to win this. Keep up the great work.

At 4:09 PM, 2008-11-21, Shelly said:
I think that this is a great person for taking the time to help these kids get out of the city and into the woods. I wish that there was a program like that here in the Pocono’s. Good Luck and keep up the great work. These children will thank you when they get older and they can tell other kids about the program.

At 4:03 PM, 2008-11-21, Philip said:
con-grants =] i hope u win =]

At 3:59 PM, 2008-11-21, Brit Lay said:
John Annoni has my vote. He is making a positive difference in the world. Brit Lay

At 3:21 PM, 2008-11-21, Kim said:
I hope he wins!

At 12:54 PM, 2008-11-21, Ron Benner said:
John deserves to win this contest.

At 12:17 PM, 2008-11-21, Catherine T said:
John is truly a hero, he has helped so many children over the years, that is priceless, to give so much of his time over the years to so many is wonderful, and the end result is seeing how many lives he has touched

At 10:42 AM, 2008-11-21, N Engdahl said:
My grandson, Chad Groover, is a leader with Camp Compass. I think this is a valuable project involving city kids who have no other way to get out into our wonderful world.

At 8:21 AM, 2008-11-21, Larry Lurwick said:
John is a hero who truly knows the meaning of the word caring. His dedication and passion to helping others is amazing. John makes the world a better place. Good Luck John.

At 11:09 PM, 2008-11-20, Monica Schmidt said:
Keep up the good work. You are very deserving of this award. A true role model to the youth of America as well as the adults.

At 4:51 PM, 2008-11-20, Donna Tyler said:
I vote for John Annoni!!!!

At 1:33 PM, 2008-11-20, Dorothy Pietrzyk said:
How wonderful in this day and age that there is someone among us that not only helps children in the community with their academics but also enriches their lives by providing them with opportunities such as this. You should be proud of your accomplishments as Iโ€™m sure many of the children you have helped over the years will go on to become more productive adults because of your efforts. Keep up the great work!

At 11:49 AM, 2008-11-20, Christian Berg said:
I have personally had the privilege of experiencing a Camp Compass hunt, and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that John Annoni’s leadership and vision have had a profoundly positive impact on the lives of countless young people. The values of respect, integrity and personal responsibility will remain with these students long after the hunting and fishing trips are over.

At 10:11 AM, 2008-11-20, MIKE said:
Hardest working guy in the outdoor business and does it for all the right reasons. We sure could use more people like John. Integrity and unselfishness at its finest. Good luck John.

At 9:32 AM, 2008-11-20, Janet fleming said:
I vote for John

At 9:21 AM, 2008-11-20, Benjamin Brown said:
John is an awesome guy who is impacting a lot of kids emotionally, physically and spiritually. He is a man of faith. He is doing monumental things for the hunting world by introducing kids to hunting that otherwise would never hunt. What an example for those of us who hunt!

At 8:58 AM, 2008-11-20, Brenda Sue Morrow said:
John, I have watched you over the years giving your all to the children. You have not only helped them with academics, but also with being respectful to others and taking pride in themselves. God has blessed you with a giving heart and God has blessed us with YOU. I hope all of your dreams for Camp Compass and the children come true. God Bless You!

At 8:33 AM, 2008-11-20, Cathy Hamscher said:
John, you are the best!! You are a deeply caring man who has dedicated himself to others! You epitomize the ideal of making the world a better place!! ๐Ÿ™‚

At 8:25 PM, 2008-11-19, Landon annoni said:
dad is the best ever

At 7:31 PM, 2008-11-19, Roy Afflerbach said:
John has reformatted the American spirit of self reliance with education, skill development, and respect for all life, including the animals his students earn the right to hunt. His students learn that every action they take has consequences and therefore it is important to always think before they act.

At 5:21 PM, 2008-11-19, Elmer Gates said:
John should be recognized as one of the top 25 Outdoor Life recipients

At 4:31 PM, 2008-11-19, Grammy said:
John is a very special person who has saved many young boys and girls from the streets with his program. He devotes all of his time teaching and showing the students that there are People who care and are willing to sacrifice to help them no matter what their situation is. He is truly “One of a Kind”

At 2:44 PM, 2008-11-19, d8x5n said:
John Annoni is a true hero and an inspiration to all who know him. He is proof that one dedicated person can and will make a difference. The young boys and girls he has helped have a future of success and achievement.

At 12:00 AM, 2008-11-21, mimi said:
Hmmm, everyone’s smiling but the deer…

At 1:29 PM, 2008-11-19, Kim gallagher-noss said:
John Annoni was a big part of our family for years as my children grew up. He is one of the most influential, positive people I know. My children are better adults and parents because of him. He is truly a god sent. Kim Gallagher-Noss

At 12:00 PM, 2008-11-21, Kathy Freed said:
John has my vote, for sure! Teaching in Allentown, and raising my 4 kids here in the city – we all know John! We need more programs like this all over… Well done, sir!

At 11:31 AM, 2008-11-21, JZayas said:
I wish John Annoni had the capacity to take more kids into his program. We all support you John!

At 10:20 AM, 2008-11-21, Inez Seyler said:
My vote definitely goes to John Annoni! He is an awesome role-model to these inner-city youth and adults as well. I have seen first hand what an impact he has made on his students. Although he does so much for these children, he continues to be a wonderful husband and father. That really says a lot about John’s character. He is well deserving of this honor!

At 9:39 AM, 2008-11-21, Vickie Kahler said:
Worked with John at Cleveland years ago. Good luck John

At 9:40 PM, 2008-11-20, Bonnie Smith said:
John Annoni spoke at our church about Camp Compass. He is an awesome person for all he does for kids .He touched all of our hearts that night. My vote goes to John

At 8:42 PM, 2008-11-20, Katie Miller said:
Mr. John Annoni was my FAVORITE teacher at Trexler!!! He was always able to keep us motivated and interested in our work. He has my vote, For sure!!!

At 8:31 PM, 2008-11-20, Kaye Coval said:
John Annoni has my vote, anyone who helps kids and spends the time that he does deserves to win!

At 6:54 PM, 2008-11-20, Tamara said:
John Annoni rock the vote

At 4:18 PM, 2008-11-20, Pamela said:
John has my vote.

At 3:51 PM, 2008-11-20, MarylandSikaBuster said:
Kevin Plank is an unsung hero in so many ways, I am voting for him.

At 2:23 PM, 2008-11-20, Mary Anne Rood said:
John Annoni helped one of our students with a great graduation project. I vote for him.

At 12:00 AM, 2008-11-21, Mike said:
They are all winners. Thank you all.

At 11:37 AM, 2008-11-20, Susan Johnson said:
John Annoni runs Camp Compass for inner-city teenagers to develop their interests in nature and the wild. His time and energy is devoted to his family and his Camp Compass kids.

At 10:04 PM, 2008-11-21, Christopher lombaida said:
I hope you win

At 7:14 PM, 2008-11-21, Lillian said:
good job !

At 5:14 PM, 2008-11-21, beba said:
I hope you win. :)Flagged for review

At 5:09 PM, 2008-11-21, Jon Carlos Figueroa said:
hope you win!Flagged for review

At 1:27 PM, 2008-11-21, Shane Holeman said:
Great AmericanFlagged for review

At 1:26 PM, 2008-11-21, Shane Holeman said:
Great American

At 12:46 PM, 2008-11-21, Zach Miller said:
hope you win!

At 12:22 PM, 2008-11-20, m hathcock said:
I think this is great to bring these people to the attention of your readers.

At 11:56 AM, 2008-11-20, R Pickering said:
Great job!Flagged for review

At 11:47 AM, 2008-11-23, Dave Borbemc5d3 said:
A student is fortunate to have at least one very special teacher that motivates and inspires. A teacher that makes a difference in their lives as they grow into adulthood. John Annoni is one of those special teachers!

At 5:38 AM, 2008-11-29, Linda C said:
I vote for John Annoni-he’s a gift to the kids.

At 12:39 AM, 2008-11-29, ๐Ÿ˜€ said:
I vote for John Annoni because he is a man of great character.He has always tried to make a positive impact on every child or student he has come in contact with.Flagged for review

At 12:38 AM, 2008-11-29, Maria said:
My Votes Goes For John AnnoniFlagged for review

At 12:37 AM, 2008-11-29, L said:
My Vote Goes To John AnnoniFlagged for review

At 6:16 AM, 2008-11-28, scott schultz said:
If anyone out there deserves this honor it’s john. Keep up the good work!Flagged for review

At 1:18 PM, 2008-11-26, jim decker said:
john is the type of men all kids need.Flagged for review

At 1:13 PM, 2008-11-26, Juan Enriquez said:
I vote for John Annoni because he is a man of great character.He has always tried to make a positive impact on every child or student he has come in contact with.Flagged for review

At 1:11 PM, 2008-11-26, Rita said:
Well done!Flagged for review

At 1:01 PM, 2008-11-26, Desiree A. Vega said:
My vote goes to John Annoni. Thank you and keep up the good work.Flagged for review

At 12:57 PM, 2008-11-26, Donavyn Vega said:
I vote for John Annoni. He helps the boys and girls.Flagged for review

At 12:55 PM, 2008-11-26, Coralis Melendez said:
I vote for John Annoni. He is great.Flagged for review

At 12:54 PM, 2008-11-26, Marisol Gonzalez said:
I vote for John Annoni, because his priority are the kids. He is professional, responsible and a subject for admiration. Thank you for making a difference in our community and in our childrens lives.Flagged for review

At 12:50 PM, 2008-11-26, s.perry said:
i vote for jonh annoni because he is a good example of a positive role modelFlagged for review

At 12:41 PM, 2008-11-26, Leo Smith said:
I vote for John!!!!! He “The Man!”Flagged for review

At 12:00 AM, 2008-11-26, mirnaly paulino said:
I AM TRYING TO VOTE AND SUPPORT MR. ANNONI FOR THE PROGRAM HE HAS FOR TEENS.Flagged for review

At 4:37 PM, 2008-11-25, kimpoehl said:
I vote for John Annoni, It is great he puts kids first.Flagged for review

At 12:42 PM, 2008-11-25, GREG said:
My assistant prinipal at East Hills Midlle Knows JohnFlagged for review

At 12:00 AM, 2008-11-25, starlin said:
Dear.johnannoni I think you are a good teacher and a great out doors person you are grate for Kids you are awosome thats wy I picke you. PS.starlinFlagged for review

At 10:50 AM, 2008-11-25, jose febus said:
He is a cool guyFlagged for review

At 11:56 AM, 2008-11-24, Mark McDermott said:
I am Naya’s teacher at Jefferson. I wish you all the best. Looks like you have done so much in a small amount of time. Good luck with the electionFlagged for review

At 10:13 PM, 2008-11-27, concerned parent said:
please do not use Camp Compass Academy or Camp Compass in any posts with out permission. We do appreciate anyone that supports Mr. Annoni but we all want his work with children to be the center of attention. We do not want the Camp Compass name being used to reverse the positive aspects we teach our children.

At 9:40 PM, 2008-11-27, Donnie said:
Hearing John Annoni speak on the radio about how he is helping the inner city kids – he is doing a great job and sincerely loves what he is doing. Changing the lives and teaching our children of the true the joy of the outdoors with hunting and fishing. Along with respect sportsman have. He has my vote.

At 6:48 PM, 2008-11-27, CAMP COMPASS ACADEMY said:
all you PA guys if your looking to give this award to fellow Pennsylvanian who is truly looking to impact our sport in a positive way look to John Annoni FOUNDER OF CAMP COMPASS ACADEMY. vote for a man that doing positive things for the sport without any hidden agenda. he is not bashing you on message boards hes not looking for a seat on the BOC he is quietly doing his thing with inner city kids to promote our sport way to go John you got my vote. now all you HPA pgc bootlickers can flag this thread

At 4:34 PM, 2008-11-27, Justin Keinert said:
John Annoni has become like a second father to me.I have been apart of camp compass since I was in the 6th grade and I am going on 21 years old. Mr Annoni and the Camp Compass staff have made me the man I am today.I think everyone should vote for Mr. Annoni he has made a big change in my life and in other peoples lifes to

At 12:42 PM, 2008-11-27, Tiffany Speer said:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all! Take care & be safe.

At 9:16 AM, 2008-11-27, waterbug said:
Good luck!

At 3:02 PM, 2008-11-26, ebs said:
John Annoni for the kids

At 2:02 PM, 2008-11-26, Wayne Phillips said:
Way to go John. We need more people doing this so our future generations can know the enjoyment of hunting and fishing.

At 4:29 PM, 2008-11-25, Brad Newhard said:
John Annoni works harder than most anyone I have ever met to foster success in, and protect our most valuable natural resource – our children. The outdoor world, and world as whole should step back and give John a round of applause. The positive impact he has on the lives of the children he works with can not be understated.

At 2:46 PM, 2008-11-25, Paul Hayden said:
John, you are investing in our future. The young people of today will decide what our world looks like tomorrow. They need a good foundation in conservation and the positive results – not reactionary environmentalism.

At 2:27 PM, 2008-11-25, Beth said:
I heard John Annoni on the John Boy & Billy show this morning, and I was very impressed with the work that they praised him for. I was also very impressed with his own modesty, and how he just wnated to give something to these kids that they will be able to take with them for the rest of their lives. Keep up the good work!

At 2:02 PM, 2008-11-25, Joan Rice said:
John, what you are doing with your life is very commendable. Fortunate are the young people whose lives you touch. Indoor and outdoor—both are wonderful classrooms. You have my vote. Keep up the great work.

At 1:38 PM, 2008-11-25, anonymous said:
John Annoni is a true hero. Ask any child that went through his program where they would be if he was not there when they needed him most. The answers may surprise you. If you dont know his personal story go find his book “From the Hood to the woods” It will make number one in the heart of any true outdoors man. Just google his name you can find the book.

At 11:19 AM, 2008-11-25, DBP said:
John-Any one person can be a great hunter/sportsman, but your work with kids guarantees a future for the sport!

At 11:01 AM, 2008-11-25, ginger bread man said:
iight b dis b da ginger bread man i juss wana say dat every onee should vote for Anonni because he is a very good person n a hero

At 10:55 AM, 2008-11-25, cool khid said:
hes nice

At 10:51 AM, 2008-11-25, Rhon Jae said:
He’s a teacher at trexler middle school

At 10:35 AM, 2008-11-25, Deanie Hayden said:
I just heard you this morning on the John Boy and Billie Show. My husband works as a soil conservationists in Green County, TN. At age 71 he works 8 hours a day in preserving the streams that are on the endangered lists. Your camp sounds like the experience of a life time for kids to have what we often take for granted. Good luck, you are making a difference.

At 10:33 AM, 2008-11-25, Maureen said:
Mr. Annoni has my vote!

At 10:15 AM, 2008-11-25, Lonnie Hayes said:
I want to vote for John Annoni

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