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 next honorable mention comes from Brienna, whose enthusiasm is evident is every word she writes. She also submitted photos of her time at camp, which you can see below.
Brienna says: I went to the Illinois Trout Unlimited camp on the AuSable River, and I am part of the Michigan TU Council.... [ 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... ]
So looking forward to all this summer's camp! Here's a great reminder from Vermont of everything camp can be.
Conservation. That is the main focus of everyone who is a part of TU. But honestly, what’s the point? Millions of dollars and volunteer hours are funneled into this amorphous word by hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. So why don’t we just stop? That instant revulsion you... [ READ MORE... ]
Trout Unlimited California and the California School of Fly Fishing have announced their plans for the 2014 Trout Camp. Trout Unlimited's Sierra Youth Fishing Camp for children ages 9-11 . This weekend event will be held June 21 -22, 2014 at the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station located on... [ READ MORE... ]
This year's first-place winner, Hugh, tells us about how he tried to learn to fly fish just by reading books. Read about how everything finally fell into place when he got to go to camp. I suspect that this weekend, Hugh will be outside again, continuing to practice the skills he learned from TU... [ READ MORE... ]
This year's second-place winner is James, who attend TU camp this past summer in New Hampshire. James reminds us of all the reasons we fly fish. Thank you, James, for sharing your story.
Camp: NH Kids Trout Camp
TU Chapter: Basil W. Woods
Favorite River: My favorite river is the CT. River and... [ READ MORE... ]
By Franklin Tate
Sometimes it is downright difficult to put something into words. Try as you might, you can’t take a personal experience and capture it in sentences or paragraphs. Language up and fails you, neglecting to convey, translate or relate.
Such was my challenge as director of TU’s... [ READ MORE... ]