The founder and director of M14416 for Teens and M14416 is Paul Oesterreicher, a 55 year-old dedicated youth and outdoor recreation leader. Paul's love for the outdoors began as a child growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. He began his work in youth activities 34 years ago at the Howard Air Force Base Chapel in the Panama Canal Zone while in the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, he continued his work with teenagers, and 28 years ago formed M14416 . He believes that a youth program should never get so large that the staff is unable to give individual attention.
M14416 is part of an extensive outdoor adventure youth program that was established in 1976. For the past 24 years, TASC has conducted summer fishing camps for kids ages 10-17, to the Canadian Wilderness in Northern Ontario. Through the years, thousands of young people from all over the world have experienced the excitement of TASC youth programs.
Our staff are carefully chosen to compliment the TASC leadership, goals and high standards. They are responsible, knowledgeable and very mature professionals in their varied fields, ranging in age from the mid-20's to the 60's. They choose to support our summer program because of their solid commitment to the youth of this generation and their great love for the exploration of the wilderness. Many of our staff assist us with our year round program and have been with us for many years. TASC has an excellent reputation and is well-known for the personal attention received by its campers.