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River conservation and fly fishing Youth Camp

By Karen Dils

See below for the brochures and links for the Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp in June over in Taylor Park. From the beginning in 2006, our chapter has paid the tuition for up to 2 students from the valley to attend. They must pay the $50 application fee and a statewide group chooses who attends. It is NOT all about grades, but passion for science, conservation, and/or the outdoors. They DO NOT have to know how to fish as there are experts there to teach. We’ve had students from BV, Westcliffe, Fairplay, and Salida attend camp. I was a counselor at camp for 3 years after I retired and the kids learn so much and have a ball meeting new people from all over the state and camping out (some for the first time!). Even the BV Woodshop teacher was a camper!

PLEASE POST THESE, CIRCULATE HOWEVER AND GET THE WORD OUT to students 14-18. First-time camp applicants will receive preference along with underserved populations (including females).

Deadline is April 10, 2023, and applications must be done online from the link below.  

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Application at