Press Release

Youth conservation camp to be held in Cascade in August

Week-long event for youth ages 10-12 is hosted by Idaho’s conservation officers

Imagine your child on a week-long adventure where they learn to hunt, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors.

If you have a child 10 to 12 years old who wants to learn outdoor skills, become certified in hunter and bowhunter education, and experience a wide variety of other fun outdoor activities, register them for the Youth Conservation Camp, August 7-11, at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center in Cascade, ID.

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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 float down the Payette River.

Idaho's Youth Conservation Camp is sponsored and directed by the Idaho Conservation Officer's Association and Idaho 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 45 youth. Cost per camper is $275.00; which includes food, lodging and equipment for the week.

To learn more or to register, visit the Idaho Conservation Officer Association's Facebook page at, or contact your nearest Fish and Game office.

Watch this short video from last year's Youth Conservation Camp to see the various activities the kids enjoy: