EDUCATION

Game & Fish Summer Conservation Camp

Get hooked on some adventure this summer with Camp Wild!

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

To register for all camps, please visit this site: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/store/store/conservation-camps

NOTE: YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNLESS YOU SUBMIT BOTH PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

More information:

Camp Wild Local Day Camp -- 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. The camp is for students entering 5th and 6th grade in fall of 2019. Camps are held in many locations across the state from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Campers will need to bring a water bottle and a lunch each day. Each camper will receive a Camp Wild T-shirt and journal for participating in the camp.

Locations & Dates:

Sundance -  June 4-6 @ Washington Park

Lander - June 11-13 @ Lander City Park: Lion’s Shelter

Cheyenne - June 17-19 @ Cheyenne Botanic Gardens: Children’s Garden

Laramie - June 17-19  @ Happy Jack Recreation Area Trailhead

Green River - June 24-26  @ Green River Game & Fish Office

Dayton - July 1-3  @ Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area

 

Each session will include hands-on learning about wildlife, habitats, aquatic ecology, navigation, team-builders, spincasting or fishing, 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.

Space is limited, so register now before it’s too late! Deadline to register is May 1.  The fee to attend is $60 per child for each 3-day camp. To register, visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/store/store/conservation-camps


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 2019-2020 school year.  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.

Cost = $150 for 5 days 4 nights

Deadline to register = May 1

Dates:

July 16 - 20 =  Girls Conservation Camp @ Whiskey Mtn. (Tuesday - Saturday)  

July 23 - 27 =  Boys Conservation Camp @ Whiskey Mtn.  (Tuesday - Saturday)

 

To register, visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/store/store/conservation-camps

(Scholarships are available on the registration page - due by March 30)


WGFD Educator's Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp  

Game & Fish would like to invite educators from around the state to spend 3-4 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 July 27 - July 31. An optional Project WILD curriculum workshop 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.
Some of the main themes that will be addressed at this professional development camp include:

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alignment with camp activities

  • Participants will experience ready-to-use, transferable lessons that emphasize:

    • Data collection using real (simple) science equipment.

    • How to get student-led science inquiry projects going.

    • 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. 

  • 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.

UW graduate credits and PTSB credits are offered for attending this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person. Online registration is open and space is limited. 

 

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