Summer in Idaho means camps for kids. If you are 10 to 12 years old and want to learn outdoor skills, become certified through hunter education and experience a wide variety of other fun outdoor activities, consider attending the Youth Conservation Camp, August 11-15, at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center in Cascade, ID.
Campers participate in hands-on learning activities in firearm safety and shooting, wildlife conservation and identification, fishing techniques, archery fundamentals, introduction to trapping, and much more in a scenic outdoor setting. The camp also includes a fun float down the Payette River.
Idaho's Youth Conservation Camp is sponsored and directed by the Idaho Conservation Officer's Association and Idaho Department of Fish and Game - the same people who manage Idaho's fish and wildlife. Conservation officers and biologists direct the camp and lead learning opportunities in the classroom and in the field.
The overall goal is to help young people learn about and cultivate a respect for Idaho's natural resources and the people who work to protect, preserve, and perpetuate those resources.
Registration is first come first served to the first 36 youth. Cost per camper is $265.00; which includes food, lodging and equipment for the week. An informative video from the first camp in 2010 is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0unF3ejo0GQ
To learn more or to register, visit the Idaho Conservation Officer Association's Facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/#!/idahoconservationofficersassociation, or contact your nearest Idaho Fish and Game office.