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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp program offers young people the opportunity to learn about natural resource conservation and develop outdoor skills through hands-on learning experiences. Photo from VT Fish & Wildlife

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp program offers young people the opportunity to learn about natural resource conservation and develop outdoor skills through hands-on learning experiences. Photo from VT Fish & Wildlife

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.  Campers participate in hands-on learning experiences 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 17 and continue until Aug. 17.  Tuition is $250 for the week, including food, lodging, and equipment.  Please check the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) for general information as well as information about scholarship availability for those with financial need. 

For more information about Green Mountain Conservation Camps contact fwgmcc@state.vt.us or call (802) 241-3768.

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