TU Summer Fly Fishing Camps & Academies

Our Youth Camps Teach Youth Basics of Fly Fishing and Conservation

 

A Summer Camp Created for Young Fly Fishers

The camps include a comprehensive fly fishing curriculum and draw upon the expertise and commitment of professional fly tiers, fishing guides, and experienced TU volunteers. All levels of experience are welcome at TU’s camps, and the goal is to have fun, learn a lot, and make friends with other young fly fishers.

 

A Summer Camp Created for Young Conservationists

Many camps include hands-on experience with a habitat restoration project and the opportunity to fish a variety of local waters. During the camp, the young anglers learn much more than fishing skills—they gain an appreciation for the need to protect our coldwater fisheries.

The First Step in Becoming a Teen Leader in TU

Attending one of TU’s summer fly fishing camps is a step toward becoming a teen leader within TU. Camp graduates are encouraged to apply for TU’s Teen Summit, a national leadership development retreat held annually.

A National Network of Summer Angling Experiences 

TU Chapters and Councils currently sponsor and operate twenty-two camps and academies across the country. This variety of venues means young fly fishers can experience many kinds of rivers and streams, angling techniques and trout species.


TU chapters across the country conduct numerous educational programs ranging from one-day casting or fly tying clinics to overnight summer camps. In 1995, Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley chapter started the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp under the guidance of the late Dr. John R. "Jack" Beck and the late Enoch S. "Inky" Moore. The award winning camp has served as a model for the growing number of camps being held around the country by other TU chapters.

To find out more about TU's conservation and fishing camps, click on the following links:

Arkansas

Dates: June 13-14, 2015

Contact: Dawn Schraeder

(870) 421-1432

Location: Dry Run Creek,

Mountain Home, AR

www.whiterivertu.com

 

California

Dates: July 11-12, 2015

Contact: David Lass

dlass@tu.org

(530) 587-7110

Location: Sagehen Creek Field Station,

Truckee, CA

www.facebook.com/TruckeeTU

 

Colorado

Dates: June 14-19, 2015

Contact: Mike Nicholson,

mcnich5@comcast.net

(303) 987-8425

Location: Bar NI Ranch, CO

www.coloradotu.org

 

Colorado

Dates: TBA 2016

Contact: Dennis Cook

rkymtnangler@Q.com

(970) 372-9229

Location: Fort Collins, CO 

www.rockymtnflycasters.org

 

Georgia

Dates: June 7-12, 2015

Contact: Rodney Tumlin

Location:  Rabun Gap-Nacoochee

School, Rabun Gap, GA

www.georgiatu.org

 

Idaho

Dates: Aug 10 - 14, 2015

Contact: Darryl Kuhrt

Darryl.Kuhrt@gmail.com

208-870-6628

Location: MK Nature Center, Boise, ID

www.TedTruebloodTU.org/troutcamp/

 

Illinois

Dates: July 26-31, 2015

Contacts: Barry Coddens

bac248@northwestern.edu

(847) 347-0063

Location: Ralph A MacMullan

Conference Center Roscommon, MI

www.obtu.org

 

Maine

Dates: June 21-26, 2015

Contact: Willie Grenier

207-872-2014

Location: Evergreens Campground,

Solon, ME

http://www.troutcamp.org/

 

Michigan

Dates: July 5-9, 2015

Contacts: Richard Augustine

augusti2@msu.edu

Greg Potter 

gregapotter@att.net

(269) 781-5700

Location: Ralph A. MacMullan

Conference Center Roscommon, MI

www.kvctu.org

 

Minnesota

Dates: June 25-28, 2015

Contact: Diane Weyandt

dweyandt@pheasantsforever.org

(651) 773-2000

Location: Eagle Bluff Environmental

Learning Center, Lanesboro, MN

http://www.tunecamp.info

 

Montana

Dates: July 12-16, 2015

Contact: Kate Grant

kate@montanatu.org

(406) 543-0054

Location: Camp Watanopa,

Georgetown Lake, MT

www.montanatu.org

 

National TU Teen Summit

Dates: June 28-July 2, 2015

Contacts: Rochelle Gandour-Rood

Franklin Tate

Location: Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

www.tu.org/teensummit

 

New Hampshire

Dates: June 24-28, 2015

Contact:  Yvonne Nanasi

yln@comcast.net   

(603) 472-3247

Location:  Metallak Lodge, Pittsburgh, NH

http://nhcouncil.tu.org/nh/youth-fly-fishing-conservation-camp

 

New Jersey

Dates:  TBA 2016 (no 2015 camp)

Contact: Jessica Griglak

jessica.Griglak@dep.state.nj.us  

(908) 637-4125

Location: NJ School of Conservation,

Stokes State Forest,

Branchville, NJ 

www.njfishandwildlife.com

 

New York

Dates: July 12-17, 2015

Contacts: Ron Urban

ronsgonefishing@aol.com

(845) 339-5938

Bob Mead

ramead@gmail.com

Location: West Branch Angler & Resort
on the banks of the Upper Delaware River

Hancock, NY

 

North Carolina

Dates: June 21-26, 2015

Contacts: Linda Byington

nctu.rivercourse@gmail.com

(828) 859-6874

Betsy Craig

ercraig@citcom.net

Location:  Lake Logan Center,

Canton, NC

www.rivercourse.org

 

Oregon

Dates: July 23-26, 2015

Contact: Dave Tenney

dave@clackamasrivertu.org

(503) 408-4898

Location: Mt. Hood Natl Forest, OR

www.clackamasrivertu.org

 

Pennsylvania

Dates: June 14-20, 2015

Contact: Charlie Charlesworth

ffnepa@epix.net

(570) 954-5042

Location: Tunkhannock Creek, Keystone College, LaPlume, PA

 

Pennsylvania

Dates: June 21-26, 2015

Contacts: Clark Hall

chall2636@verizon.net

(717) 697-4549

Location: Allenberry Resort,

Boiling Springs, PA

www.riverscamp.com

 

Tennessee

Dates: June 15-20, 2015

Contacts: John Thurman

jthur727@bellsouth.net

(865) 494-7771

Jack Betchick

jbetchic@comcast.net

(901) 309-8127

Location: Great Smoky Mountain Institute,

Townsend, TN

www.tntroutadventure.org

 

Utah

Dates: July 20-22, 2015
 
Fly Fishing and Stream Ecology Camp
 
Contact:  Paul Holden
 
435-757-1647
 
Cache Valley, UT
 

 

Vermont

Dates: June 21-25, 2015

Contact: Kurt Budliger

vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com

Location: Quimby Country,

Averill, VT

www.vermonttroutcamp.com

 

Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, & West Virginia

Dates: June 21-26, 2015

Contacts: Paul Kearney

kearney@tucamp.org

(540) 229-0563

George Gaines

gaines@tucamp.org

(202) 904-3547

Location: Graves Mountain Lodge,

Syria, VA

www.tucamp.org

 

Washington

Dates: June 21-27, 2015

Contacts: Mike Clancy

(360) 753-1259

Jim Brosio

(360) 943-9947

nwycffa@comcast.net

Location: Gwinwood

Conference Center, Lacey, WA

www.nwycffa.com

 

Wisconsin

Dates: July 17-19, 2015

Contacts: Linn Beck

chlbeck@att.net

Bob Haase

flytier@milwpc.com

Location: Pine Lake Bible Camp,

Waupaca, WI

The camps include a comprehensive curriculum and draw upon the expertise and commitment of professional resource managers, scientists, fly tiers, fishing guides, and experienced TU volunteers. Many include hands-on experience with a habitat restoration project and the opportunity to fish a variety of local waters. During the camp, the young anglers learn much more than fishing skills- they gain an appreciation for the need to protect our coldwater fisheries and other natural resources.


For more information:

Franklin Tate
Director of the Headwaters Youth Program
34 Wall Street, Suite 804
Asheville, NC 28801
Office: (828) 398-0178
Mobile: (828) 545-6902
Contact Franklin Tate

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