Kids Fishing Camp volunteers needed

Wisconsin Trout Unlimited Youth Fishing Camp

     With the hope of better weather coming soon, we are finalizing the WITU Youth Fishing Camp. This notification is serving 2 purposes the first is to let the chapters know that there are still some openings left for the camp, and the second is a call for volunteers.

      First a little bit more on the camp. The camp will run from Thursday July 24th 3:00 pm, check in until Sunday July 27th ending around 12:00 noon. We have secured what we feel is a very unique and very functional place in the Pine Lake Bible Camp. The accommodations are first rate and the grounds really will fit our program nicely.  The lodge we have reserved sleeps 23, 20 students and 3 chaperones, and it has two meeting rooms for our classroom needs. There also is a separate building that will lodge all the volunteers that are interested in spending the weekend.  So it is exciting that we have all we need to make this youth camp very functional and convenient for all attending contained in one area. 

      We have heard from several chapters already with their reservations for students, and we are waiting for the possibility of the rest of the chapters to come forward with their attendees.  Again this camp is for all of our chapters.  As we move forward we will be opening it up for chapters that have already reserved a place for an attendee to have the opportunity to sponsor more.

     The second portion of this notification is a call out to whoever would like to donate some time to a very worthy cause. We are in need of volunteers for the following areas.

  • Mentors – volunteers that will work one on one with an attendee as they go through each of the segments
  • Teachers – volunteers that will help with the fly tying, lure making, and casting portions of the camp. The goal is to have an instructor with each group of 4 kids.
  • Chaperones – we have room for 1 or 2 volunteers for this position. They will need to be at the camp for the weekend, beginning with check in and ending with the final program on Sunday.

     The volunteers who attend will have  room and board covered so the only expense will be your cost to get to the event. Volunteers do not need to be there for the entire weekend with the exception of the chaperones. We will need help each day so feel free to come one day or the weekend.  Please consider donating some time for this as we really would like to make this a success and start a new tradition for WITU.   

    If you know of any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that you feel would be interested please contact your local chapter for information on how to be sponsored.   Or you can contact Linn Beck, e-mail chlbeck@att.net, phone 920-379-2974, or Bob Haase , e-mail flytier@milwpc.com, phone 920-579-3858. Please use the attached application form for each attendee.

Thanks

Linn Beck, Bob Haase

 

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