EDUCATION

Game & Fish Summer Conservation Camp

Get hooked on some adventure this summer at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp!

We offer overnight camps for youth and families, a day camp for youth, and an overnight professional development camp for educators. For more details on our different camp options, scroll down.

ATTENTION

We want to make all camp participants aware of the modifications and protocols that may be implemented during our 2021 summer camp programs. Camps will be abiding by the current Governor’s recommendations and local variance orders for the safety of participants. These following may be implemented for the safety of participants and staff: 

  • We will be adapting our camp activities to maintain 6 ft social distancing at all possible times.
  • We will be recommending that participants wear face coverings (masks) if they are within 6 ft of another camper or staff person. Participants are welcome to bring their own, or use those provided by Game & Fish. 
  • Camp participants will be asked to wash or sanitize their hands before and after eating, after using the restroom, before and after touching any camp equipment and after each camp activity using restroom sinks or provided hand sanitizer.
  • For overnight camps, we will provide the option for housing one participant per cabin, unless otherwise requested. Each family unit at Family Camp will share a cabin.
  • We will be sanitizing common spaces regularly, and sanitizing cabins entirely between overnight camp programs. 
  • We will be screening participants with a brief symptom questionnaire and taking temperatures with no-contact temporal thermometers each day to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • ​If symptoms are detected or reported by any camp staff or participant, the sick person will immediately be sent home or quarantined in their cabin until they can arrange to be sent home. Emergency medical care will be sought if necessary. Other camp participants will be notified, and the remainder of the camp will be cancelled with refunds issued. All camp staff and participants who interacted with a camper or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will be notified and expected to self-isolate at home for 14 days.


More information about each camp & registration links:


Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp: 5-day overnight camp

For students entering 9th-10th grade this fall

Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers an overnight camp experience for students entering 9th - 10th grade for the 2021-2022 school year at our summer camp near Dubois, WY.  Both the boys camp and girls camp will focus on exploration of nature, introduction to conservation principles, practicing science, and learning new recreational outdoor activities while giving participants experiences to successfully navigate and positively interact with the outdoor environment. These camps, led by Wyoming Game & Fish Department staff, will allow participants to observe the natural world, engage in wildlife, fish, and habitat biology, and recreate responsibly in the outdoors. Participants will need to bring proper clothing and footwear for outdoor exploration as well as a sleeping bag and other overnight gear. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Meals will be provided for the duration of the camp, and each participant will recieve a Camp Wild t-shirt and water bottle.
The fee to attend is $150 for the 5 day 4 night experience. Deadline to register: June 1

Camp Dates:

Girls Conservation Camp: July 25-29
Boys Conservation Camp; August 1-5
 

REGISTER FOR 9th & 10th GRADE CAMP HERE>


Family Camps at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp

Family Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers a 3-day or 4-day overnight camp experience for participants ages 10 and up to build confidence in their outdoor skills and enjoy learning together as a family. This camp, led by Wyoming Game & Fish Department staff will allow participants to explore nature and learn new recreational outdoor activities together as a family. ​Activities include: 
  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching
  • Air Rifle
  • Birdwatching
  • Archery
  • Interpretive nature hikes  
  • ​Intro to fly fishing
  • Campfires
  • Choose your own "Nature Clubs"
  • And more! 
The cost to attend is $100 per person for 3-day camps and $150 per person for 4-day camps, which includes meals and lodging. Deadline to register: May 15

Camp Dates:
June 7-9 -- Family Camp #1  (3-day)  
June 14-16 -- Family Camp #2  (3-day) 
June 18-21 -- Family Camp #3  (4-day) 
July 8-11 -- Family Camp #4  (4-day) 
July 16-19 -- Family Camp #5  (4-day)


Each family group will be staying in their own assigned cabin. Child care is not provided, and participants must be age 10 and up. Additionally, at least one adult from each family group must attend sessions with any children from the family group (no unaccompanied children).
Family Camp Information Packet>
 

REGISTER FOR FAMILY CAMP HERE>


Educator Professional Development at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Camp Dates: June 25-28

Game & Fish would like to invite educators from around the state to spend 4 days learning fun and simple ways to get students outdoors and teach them about wildlife and habitat at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois on June 25-28.
 

  • Included in this camp is a Project WILD curriculum workshop which offers the opportunity to get your hands on one of the most widely-used conservation education curriculum guides in the nation which provides easy-to-use lessons about wildlife & conservation of natural resources.
  • Participants will also experience ready-to-use, transferable lessons that emphasize data collection using real (simple) science equipment and hands-on learning in the outdoors.

  • Participants will come away with a better understanding of the Wyoming Game & Fish department's role in managing wildlife and habitat in the state and future career opportunities for students. 

  • Participants will gain tips and tricks to take students outdoors and teach to your local environment. 

  • Participants will learn how to incorporate landscape and cultural history as a component of outdoor learning.

  • Participants will be given examples that include art & language arts activities that tie in to conservation.

  • Participants will review vocabulary related to conservation.

2 University of Wyoming graduate credits (additional cost of $50 per credit paid to UW) or 2 PTSB credits are available for attending this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person, which includes meals & lodging. Deadline to register: June 1
 

Educator Camp information packet>
 

REGISTER FOR EDUCATOR CAMP HERE>


Camp Wild Day Camp - Laramie Region

For students entering 5th-6th grade this fall

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s popular wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation summer day camp is returning this summer in the Laramie region. The camp is for students entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2022. Camp is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Happy Jack Recreation Area trailhead. Each session will include hands-on learning about wildlife, habitats, aquatic ecology, navigation, team-builders, spincasting and archery. Participants will have the opportunity to experience quality time outside while having fun and learning more about Wyoming’s amazing wildlife, habitat, conservation, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Campers will need to bring a water bottle, snack and a lunch each day. Transporation to & from the camp location is not provided.

Each camper will receive a Camp Wild T-shirt for participating in the camp. 

The fee to attend is $60 per child for the 3-day camp. Deadline to register: June 1

Laramie -- Happy Jack Recreation Area trailhead -- July 7, 8, 9 -- 9am-3pm each day

 Laramie Camp Wild day camp information packet>
 

REGISTER FOR LARAMIE DAY CAMP HERE>

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