Game and Fish offers free Summer Youth Camp
For teens age 14-17
by Wyoming Game and Fish
February 25, 2011
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering teens ages 14-17 a camp where they can learn about wildlife and the outdoors, make new friends and create good memories—it’s called the WILD about O.R.E.O. Youth Conservation Camp.
The camp will be held July 31-Aug. 5, 2011 at the Game and Fish’s Whiskey Mountain Wildlife Conservation Camp ten miles southeast of Dubois, Wyoming.
"Not only is the camp free, but it is also a great place for teens from across the state to meet others who share their interest in Wyoming’s wildlife resource," said long-time camp instructor and Cody regional information and education specialist Dennie Hammer. "The participants are offered a combination of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife learning opportunities and participate in hands-on activities like shooting sports, fishing, hiking, fly-tying and tackle crafting, canoeing and much more," Hammer said.
"There is time provided for individual reflection throughout the week. However, this is not a camp where you sit in your cabin," explains Hammer. "If you like being active, interacting with other campers and want to learn about your natural environment and the outdoors, this is the camp for you."
Students must live in Wyoming and be sponsored by a teacher or youth leader. According to Hammer, the camp application process is very competitive and the forty openings fill fast.
The Game and Fish will accept applications through 5 p.m. May 31. Application forms are available at any regional office of the Game and Fish, at the department website http://gf.state.wy.us/services/education/youthcamp, or by calling the Game and Fish education section office at (307) 777-4538.