If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont's wildlife while gaining outdoor skills, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Green Mountain Conservation Camps this summer. There are still openings during eight of the one-week sessions this summer.
The camp program is held at two locations -- Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in hands-on learning experiences about fish and wildlife conservation, ecology, forestry, orienteering, safe firearm and archery techniques, swimming, canoeing, fishing and more in an attractive outdoor setting. Natural resource professionals come to the camp during the week to share information on their programs and take campers out for field activities.
Conservation Camps open June 22 and continue until August 22. Tuition is $250 for the week, including food, lodging and equipment. Please check the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) for information about the program under “Education and Training” on the left side of the home page. A printable application also is available.
The camp weeks with openings are:
6/29 Buck Lake (Boys)
6/29 Bomoseen (Girls)
7/6 Bomoseen (Boys)
7/27 Bomoseen (Girls)
8/3 Buck Lake (Girls)
8/3 Bomoseen (Boys)
8/10 Bomoseen (Boys)
8/17 Bomoseen (Girls)
For more information about Green Mountain Conservation Camps contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-828-1460.
Vermont's conservation camp program is unique because it is sponsored and directed by Fish & Wildlife Department professionals -- the same people who manage Vermont's fish and wildlife resources. Working biologists, foresters, game wardens, and conservation educators teach young people about Vermont's forests, wetlands and wildlife.
Media Contact: Alison Thomas, 802-371-9975