Just now, in the cold and gray of winter, we can imagine the bright, warm summer. For many teens, that summer will include a week at trout camp! These camps include fly fishing, casting, fly tying, and technique, as well as great conservation lessons and service projects.
For most camps, the... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
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... ]
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... ]