We think that Andrew D's essay really speaks for itself--in telling his story, he tells the TU story.
Camp: NJ Coldwater Conservation Camp
TU Chapter: Central Jersey
Favorite River: The South Branch of the Raritan River
Thoughts on being outside: What I enjoy most about being outside is how... [ READ MORE... ]
Welcome to the new TU Teen level of membership. TU's youth department has heard you, and we've made some changes. We know that Hatcher the Mayfly is great--but only for little kids. We understand that teenagers want to be treated more like adults. In light of this, we have now created a fully... [ READ MORE... ]
Andrew C is our runner-up this year. We really appreciated how well he wove his personal stories with the need for conservation work everywhere. In response to our standard questions, he says "I went to the Tri-State Conservation and fishing camp, in Virginia at graves mountain lodge. I am in... [ READ MORE... ]
Logan attended the third annual national TU Teen Summit, held this past summer in the Driftless Area in Wisconsin. We appreciated Logan's reflections on what makes TU tick.
TU chapter: Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
Favorite stream: Timber Coulee in Driftless Wisconsin
On being outside: I... [ READ MORE... ]
Does your chapter or council have a youth leader in it—as in, a leader who is a young person? Young people in their teens and early twenties take on MANY leadership roles at TU. Here are just a few of the ways they can be involved:
· Chapter leaders – teens can be members of Chapter... [ READ MORE... ]
Our second honorable mention this year is an essay by Jackson, who has been both a camper and a mentor at the Georgia TU camp. We loved hearing about camp from his perspective, and hearing how that perspective changed as his role at camp changed.
My Camp: Georgia Trout Camp
My TU Chapter:... [ READ MORE... ]
Every summer, TU Camp and Academy graduates are invited to enter the TU Teen essay contest, in which they share their camp experiences. This year we have four winners, and we'll be sharing the winning essays and a litte bit about the writers throughout the month of October.
Our first honorable... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you been trying to figure out how to include youth in your chapter more? It turns out that it’s quite easy! The children and teens who are interested in TU are interested for the same reason that most everyone joins TU—they care about streams and they love fishing. Here are three easy... [ READ MORE... ]
If you missed the first posts, read more about the 2014 Bristol Bay River Academy day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4 by clicking the hyperlinks here.
Nervously, students appeared at breakfast, ate quickly, then took advantage of what little time remained for them to prepare for their... [ READ MORE... ]
I don’t remember my first fish. I have only vague memories of some of my first experiences fishing for sunfish with worms and bobbers. I think I know where I caught it, and I know that my babysitter at the time took me, but I don’t have any pictures, and I don’t have a distinct image of that day... [ READ MORE... ]