Conservation Camp Openings Announced

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Conservation Camp Openings Announced

1/27/09


WATERBURY, VERMONT -- If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont's wildlife and gain outdoor skills next summer, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

The one-week camp program is held at two locations -- Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Students are taught about fish and wildlife conservation, forestry, orienteering, swimming, canoeing, fishing, gun safety, 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 21 and continue until August 21. Camp tuition is $200 for the week, including food, lodging and equipment.

Fish & Wildlife urges anyone interested to print a copy of the camp application from their website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) and send it in with a check.

For more information about Green Mountain Conservation Camps contact: Jennifer Wade at 802-241-3768 or email: (Jennifer.wade@state.vt.us).

Vermont's conservation camp program is unique because it is sponsored and directed by Fish & Wildlife Department professionals -- the same people who manageVermont's fish and wildlife resources. Working biologists, foresters, game wardens and conservation educators teach young people about Vermont's forests, wetlands and wildlife. The program's greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors.


Media Contact:
Mark Scott (802) 241-3700
 


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