****Registration Begins February 16th****

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Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center offers a summer camp program for students that have graduated from third grade that are interested in fishing.  Fish Camp provides valuable information regarding fish and their habitat, teaches various fishing techniques, and cultivates a new crop of responsible anglers.  All aspects of fishing are covered, ranging from fish identification and fish biology to boat navigation and angling techniques.  Campers leave Fish Camp with an appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as the knowledge required for ethical angling.  Fish Camp is culminated by a Friday Fish Fry demonstrating each camper's ability to catch, clean and cook various species of fish.

Camp Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.   Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:00 am and must be picked up by 5:00 pm.

Fee:  $195.00

Basic Fish Camp
June 8th- June 12th
June 22nd- June 26th

Advanced Fish Camp
(for graduates of basic camp)
June 15th- June 19th
June 29th- July 3rd




Campers are provided with all gear necessary for fishing.  Each child is given his/her own rod and reel and tackle box full of tackle to be used during camp week.   At the close of Fish Camp, campers take their fishing equipment home to use for future fishing.  Our goal is to have each child leave camp equipped to fish, with both the knowledge and the gear.                                                                          

Registration begins February 16th, 2015. Campers will be officially registered when completed application and fee is submitted. No applicants will be accepted before February 16th.

Please contact: Meghann Bryant, with any questions or comments concerning this site.

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