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CTU Youth Conservation Camp Accepting Applications for 2018

Posted by Dan Omasta on February 5, 2018 in Events, Youth Education

The Colorado TU River Conservation & Fly Fishing Camp is back for another year!  The camp will be moving to the Gunnison Valley, where the exceptional fishing and numerous learning opportunities will make for another great event!

This 6-day camp provides youth an opportunity to explore the value of healthy streams and clean water and how they relate to our everyday lives while interacting with career experts. Students interact with peers and learn from environmental experts from organizations such as: Trout Unlimited, US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Service.

The camp program integrates daily conservation classes and fly fishing activities in a fun, outdoor environment.

Classes include: stream ecology, hydrology, entomology and insect census, trout biology and pathology, Colorado water law, political and environmental issues.

Activities include: Fly tying, casting instruction, fly fishing techniques, wading safety, stream ethics, catch and release, and a local habitat restoration project.

This is a great camp for youth interested in learning more about fly fishing and conservation!

Approximately 20 students are selected each year, based on their qualifications and a written essay on why they would like to attend the camp. Spaces fill up quickly, so sign up soon!

Dates: June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Location: Silent Spring Resort, Gunnison, Colorado (Website)

Cost: $450 per participant

Includes: Lodging (students will camp out on the property), food, equipment, fly fishing instruction, guided fishing, classes, t-shirts, and more!

Click on the Link HERE to learn more about the CTU Youth Conservation Camp.

Thank you to Silent Spring Resort in Almont, CO for hosting this great camp!

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