Press Release

Youth Conservation Camp offers summer adventure

Summer isn’t a time for kids to turn off their brains playing video games

The Youth Conservation Camp offers a summer adventure for youth, ages 10-12, who want to learn outdoor skills and experience a wide variety of fun, outdoor activities.

Youth Conservation Camp, shooting at range
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MIke Demick, IDFG

The week-long camp will be held Aug. 7-11 at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center in Cascade, Idaho. Cost per camper is $275, which includes food, lodging and equipment for the week. Registration is first-come, first-served and a few spaces are available.

Sponsored by Idaho Conservation Officers Association and Idaho Fish and Game, the camp is designed to provide youth with learning experiences in firearm safety and shooting, wildlife conservation and identification, fishing techniques, archery fundamentals, introduction to trapping, and much more in a scenic outdoor setting. Each youth will also be certified in hunter and bowhunter education.

“Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors,” said Eric Crawford, camp organizer and Fish and Game conservation officer. “Make your reservation now for this exciting week of outdoor adventure.”

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 a previous Youth Conservation Camp to see the various activities the kids enjoy.