Teen Summit - National Leadership Conference

TU Teen Summiteers, volunteers, and staff in July 2014, at the service project site in Wisconsin.

Photo by Heidi Oberstadt

Come to TU's Teen Summit to meet other TU teens from across the country, talk about how TU can better engage teen members, learn how to become a TU leader in your community, work on a service project and fish! Spend five days with a group of new friends that love fishing, the outdoors and TU as much as you do.

2016 Summit Location:
Georgetown Lake, Camp Watanopa, Montana

2016 Summit Dates:

Sunday, June 19 - Thursday, June 23


Dedicated anglers and conservationists (young men or women) who have shown involvement with TU and have just completed 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

All summiteers must be TU members before attending the TU Teen Summit; teens can sign up for a TU Teen membership for $14. Not all teens who apply are accepted to the Summit.

2016 Cost:

$200 -- it includes food, lodging, shuttle from the airport (if required) and all activities. Selected applicants will be asked to pay this fee by late May.

Download the TU Teen Summit 2016 Application - OPEN NOW!

Deadline to submit application is April 04, 2016 by midnight. Not all who apply are accepted. Select applicants will participate in a 10-minute phone interview starting April 07, 2016.  Participants will be notified and accepted by April 20.  All applicants will be notified on e way or the other.

Agenda includes:

  • conservation and hatchery tours of the area
  • leadership skills workshops to bring new TU activities into your community
  • conservation science workshops
  • fly tying and fly fishing workshops
  • fly fishing and conservation biology guest speakers
  • a service project at a local stream
  • lots of time for hanging out by the campfire, tying flies, and fishing!



TU Teen Summit 2016 FAQs.pdf

Ever wondered what teens get out of the TU Teen Summit?  A lot!  You can read some teens' thoughts about what they've learned.  
 TU Teen Summit Why Teens Attend vFINAL.pdf

Relections from the Teen Summit Blogs:

Reflection from Andrew C

Reflection from Andrew D

Reflection from Zachary T

For more information, or with any questions, contact Franklin Tate, Director of TU's Headwaters Youth Program, or Tara Granke, Program Coordinator.



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