See below for a full listing of camps and contact information for enrollment. Don’t see a camp in your state or have a conflict with the dates? All of Trout Unlimited’s youth camps accept applications from out of state.
Trout Unlimited chapters and councils currently sponsor and operate 25 camps and academies — ranging from two-day casting or fly tying clinics to overnight summer camps. This variety of venues means young fly fishers can experience many kinds of rivers and streams, angling techniques and trout species.
Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley chapter started the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp in 1995 under the guidance of the late Dr. John R. “Jack” Beck and the late Enoch S. “Inky” Moore. The award-winning camp has served as a model for the growing number of camps being held around the country by other Trout Unlimited chapters.
The camps include a comprehensive curriculum and draw upon the expertise and commitment of professional resource managers, scientists, fly tiers, fishing guides, and experienced Trout Unlimited volunteers. Many include hands-on experience with a habitat restoration project and the opportunity to fish a variety of local waters. During the camp young anglers learn much more than fishing skills — they gain an appreciation for the need to protect our coldwater fisheries and other natural resources.
All levels of experience are welcome at our camps. The goal is to have fun, learn a lot, and make friends with other young fly fishers.
The First Step in Becoming a Teen Leader in TU
Attending one of our summer fly fishing camps is a step to becoming a teen leader within Trout Unlimited. Camp graduates are encouraged to apply for TU’s Teen Summit, a national leadership development retreat held annually.
TU Summer Camps and Academies Listing
- Know a young person interested in fishing and conservation? Tell them about TU’s summer camps and academies!
- Camper age range, daily schedules, and cost of camps varies so get in touch with the directors to find out more.
Arizona Council TU Fish Camp
Dates: Three sessions: June 4-24, 2023
Contact: Alan Davis, 925-785-5583; Doyle Gaines, (480) 708-8982
Location: R-C Scout Ranch, Payson, Arizona
AZTU Fish Camp Webpage
California Sierra Trout Camp
Dates: June 17-18, 2023
Contact: Daniel Johnson
Location: Olympic Valley, California
Northern Colorado Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Day Camp
Contact: William Gedge
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
*Preference given to North Central Colorado Youth.
Georgia Trout Camp
Dates: June 4-9, 2023 Applications open until April 15
Ages: 13 – 15
Contact: Charlie & Kathy Breithaupt, (706) 782-6954
Location: Tallulah Falls School, Tallulah Falls, GA
Georgia TU Webpage
Illinois Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Camp
Dates: July 16-21, 2023
Ages: 13 -18
Contacts: Dan LaFave
Location: Ralph A MacMullan Conference Center, Roscommon, Michigan
New Hampshire Trout Camp
Dates: Tier 1: August 12-16, 2023; Tier 2: June 21-25, 2023
Contacts: Phil Donovan, (603) 225-2511
Locations: Berlin and Pittsburg, New Hampshire
Pennsylvania Keystone College/TU Teens Conservation Camp
Contact: Jacob Bliss
Location: Keystone College, La Plume, PA
Texas Youth Trout Camp
Dates: January, MLK Jr Day weekend, 2023
Contact: Dakus Geeslin, (512) 934-0000
Location: Rio Guadalupe River Resort, Guadalupe River, Sattler, Texas
Utah Teen Fly Fishing & Stream Ecology Camp
Dates: June 20-22, 2023
Contact: David Leta, (801) 560-5382
Location: Sportsman’s Paradise, Paradise, UT
Washington Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly Academy
Dates: June 18-24, 2023
Contacts: Bruce Merighi (509) 679-2274, John Gravendyke, Carol Anderson
Location: Panhandle Lake, Shelton, Washington
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of the Headwaters Youth Program
PO Box 8016
Asheville, NC 28814
Contact Franklin Tate