TU Teens

The next generation of conservation leaders.

2016 Trout Unlimited Teen Summit video

Teens are Part of Every Chapter

Trout Unlimited has teen members in every state. They often come to Trout Unlimited through a summer camp or fishing day, and they stay because they also care about conservation. Their TU Teen membership has a discounted $14 rate, but they receive the same benefits, including TROUT magazine, our beautiful calendar, and full chapter membership. More and more teens come to Trout Unlimited each year, all of them looking for ways to contribute their time, energy, and talents to our goals and mission.

Groups can buy TU Teen memberships in bulk (6 or more) for only $8 apiece. Contact our Headwaters Staff for more information.

The TU Teens Handbook: For teens, by teens

View and download the TU Teens Handbook

Annual Youth Summit for Teen Leaders

Click here to apply for the Youth Summit

View the 2015 Trout Unlimited Teen Summit Video »

Every summer, teen leaders from across the country gather together to exchange ideas, learn about conservation and leadership, and shape the continually evolving TU Teen program. Strong candidates for the Teen Summit have already been involved in Trout Unlimited; they’ve attended a camp or worked on chapter projects, and they want to do more. They have ideas for how to recruit and organize teens in their community, and summiteers want the opportunity to meet like-minded TU Teens from across the country.

Each year, the TU Teen Summit includes an agenda packed to the gills with field trips, service learning projects, discussion groups, workshops, and plenty of fishing. Applications are available in the spring and due May 1stor earlier each year.  

National Youth Leadership Council

From the teens attending the TU Teen Summit, a select few become part of Trout Unlimited’s National Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The YLC advises staff and volunteer leaders on national youth initiatives within Trout Unlimited, enhances the presence of our teen programs in various media, and plans the annual Youth Summit.