colorado trout unlimited youth camp

As we have in the past, Five Rivers TU is sponsoring a local youth to attend the River Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp being held at the Silent Spring Resort in Gunnison, CO from from Sunday, June 9th to Saturday, June 15th. 5RTU will cover the tuition cost but it will be the family’s responsibility to get the student to and from Gunnison.

The River Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp is a week-long camp designed to educate students on the importance of cold water conservation and provide hands-on fly fishing instruction.

The camp is limited to 20 selected qualified students, ages 14 to 18. First time camp applicants will receive preference. The camp selection committee makes the selections based upon the candidates’ qualifications and essay.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2019. For more information as well as to download an application and apply, please go the Colorado TU Youth Camp website.

If you have questions, you can contact Bianca McGrath-Hernandez @ Bianca.McGrathMartinez@TU.ORG.

Camp classes include: Principles of Ecology, Hydrogeology, Aquatic Vertebrate and Invertebrate Sampling, Hydrology, Trout Behavior, Trout Stream Entomology, The Biology of Pollution, Acid Deposition, and Politics of Conservation and Human Effects on the Rocky Mountain.

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In addition, the camp will include hands-on instruction on Fly Tying, Fly Casting, Stream-side Ethics, Angling Literature, Stream-side Botany, Wader Safety and Survival, and The Evolution of an Angler. The campers will also participate in a watershed project to repair habitat in a nearby stream.