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March 30, 2016

Conservation Camps Still Have Openings

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says there are openings in its summer Green Mountain Conservation Camp program for young people who want to learn about Vermont's wildlife and gain outdoor skills.

The one-week camp sessions are held at two locations -- Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in hands-on learning 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 19 and continue until August 19. Tuition is $250 for the week, including food, lodging and equipment.

Check the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) for information, a weekly schedule with listed openings, and scholarship availability. You can also email fwgmcc@state.vt.us or call 802-828-1460.

"We have many openings during advanced weeks starting July 24 and July 31 for girls 16 and younger who went to Conservation Camp before," said Education Coordinator Alison Thomas. "Advanced week offers more in-depth learning about conservation subjects from the Fish and Wildlife professionals who are actually doing the work."

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.

The program's greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors. The camp program is sponsored in part through a grant from the federal Wildlife & Sportfish Restoration Program.

Media Contact: Alison Thomas, 802-371-9975

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: March 30, 2016 15:44:40