Headwaters Youth Program

We are building the next generation of river stewards and conservation-minded anglers.


Our programs create a safe place for young people to explore and understand the natural world. 

We serve children, teenagers and young adults through our Stream of Engagement, a connection of meaningful  programs from pre-K through college. 

We are building the next generation of stewards that will carry on our coldwater conservation mission. Simply put, the Headwaters program is the source of tomorrow’s TU.

We also offer youth memberships!

Explore Watersheds 

STREAM Girls, TIC, SOS Clubs, Adopt-A-Trout & Stream Explorers

Clean water is essential to all life. Discover what lives in and around a stream and you will find what clean water means to you! We offer a wide array of programs for volunteers, educators, and young people.

Explore Fishing

Camps, Scouts BSA, Summer Programs, TU Teens & 5 Rivers College Clubs

Experience the simple joy of fishing and you’ll have a lifetime of fun. Through kids fishing days, summer camps, and Scouts programs, young people learn to slow down and connect with the natural world around them.

Support Headwaters

Youth Memberships & the GRTU Tomorrow Fund

It takes a village. Headwaters’ success is made possible through the generosity of community members, industry partners, foundations, our board, and volunteers that give their time to our important work. There are many ways to give and your support truly makes a difference.

The Headwaters Board

The Headwaters Advisory Board is a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who help guide and support the program. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and offer diverse perspectives.

Get Involved

TU’s nearly 400 volunteer-run chapters across the country coordinate youth events in their community. Find one near you.

Program Resources can be found here in the Tacklebox for our volunteer leaders. Contact a Headwaters Staff person for more information.