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Sign up now for Vt. conservation camp programs

MONTPELIER — Vermont Fish and Wildlife will once again offer its Green Mountain Conservation Camps this summer. The camps are designed for youth 12 to 14 years old who want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills.

The one-week camp programs are held at Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in hands-on learning about fish and wildlife conservation, ecology, forestry, orienteering, safe firearm and archery techniques, swimming, canoeing, fishing and more. Natural resource professionals come to the camp to share information on their programs and take campers out for field activities.

Specific details about what protocols relating to COVID-19 will be in place will be communicated via the department’s website as they become clear. COVID-19 remains an unknown factor in planning for the 2022 Conservation Camp program. Keeping staff and campers safe and healthy could mean last minute changes.

While registration is open, with all camp weeks available to the full number of campers, the specific details of how camp may run are subject to change based on guidance from the Vermont Health Department and the Governor’s orders. This could include and is not limited to, reducing the number of sessions held, reducing the number of students in each session, or canceling the program for 2022. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 802-522-2925.

Conservation Camps open June 19 and continue until August 19. Tuition is $250 for the week, including food, lodging and equipment. Applications and information are available at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

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