Thursday, December 22, 2022

Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited Rivers Youth Camp Now Accepting Applications

Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 28th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 18-23, 2023.  The deadline for early acceptance is Dec. 31, 2022.

Students selected for the early acceptance will be notified in early January 2023.

Applicants who apply during the regular application period of Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 will be notified in early March.

The camp will be at Messiah University in Grantham, PA. It begins on Sunday and ends the following Friday. 

Admission is limited to 24 selected qualified students from 14 to 17 years of age. 

There is no cost to apply, and no money is required until a student is accepted.

Financial aid may be available to qualified students. All meals and accommodations are included for the residence camp. 

The highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes. Students are instructed in ecology, aquatic biology, geology, hydrogeology, erosion and sediment control, ichthyology, riparian corridor protection, watershed management, entomology, and much more.

Students also participate in a hands-on stream habitat improvement project.

But it’s not all work. There are 10 fishing sessions, casting, fishing instruction and fly-tying classes. Over 25 instructors, all experts in their field, teach the various classes.

A student doesn’t have to be an accomplished fly-fisher or a budding aquatic biologist to attend. The student only needs to be highly motivated and willing to learn.

The camp tuition is $550 per student.

Click Here to watch a video about the program.

For more information, a camp brochure, or to apply, visit the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp website. Questions may be submitted at the website or via email to

(Reprinted from the latest PA Council of Trout Unlimited PA Trout newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)

[Posted: December 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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