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.

Mark your calendar for 2020 dates, registration will open soon!

 

More information:

Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp  -- 5 day overnight camp for students entering 7th-10th grade this fall
Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers an overnight camp experience for students entering 7th - 8th grade and 9th - 10th grade for the 2020-2021 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, and each participant will recieve a Camp Wild t-shirt and water bottle.
Cost = $150 for 5 days 4 nights

Entering 9th - 10th grade:
Girls Conservation Camp: July 6-10 (Monday - Friday)
Boys Conservation Camp: July 13-17 (Monday - Friday)

Entering 7th -8th grade:
Boys Conservation Camp: July 20-24 (Monday - Friday)
Girls Conservation Camp: July 27-31 (Monday - Friday)

 

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 2020. 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:

Green River Game & Fish Office -  June 2 - 4

Cheyenne/Laramie at the Laramie County School District lands near Curt Gowdy State Park - June 9 - 11

Casper at Beartrap Meadows Park on Casper Mountain - June 16 - 18

 

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.

 The fee to attend is $60 per child for each 3-day camp.


WGFD Educator's Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp  - June 12-15

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 12-15. 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 experience ready-to-use, transferable lessons that emphasize:

    • Data collection using real (simple) science equipment.

    • How to facilitate student-led science inquiry projects

    • 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.

UW graduate credits and PTSB credits are offered for attending this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person, which includes meals & lodging. 


WGFD Family Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp  - June 30- July 2

Family Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers a 3-day overnight camp experience for participants of all ages 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: 
  • Introduction to Canoeing
  • Advanced Canoeing (intro session is a prerequisite)
  • Geocaching
  • Air Rifle
  • Birdwatching & using binoculars
  • Wildlife management techniques 
  • Archery
  • Bear & Lion awareness + safety
  • Outdoor survival
  • Fish Hatchery tour
  • Interpretive nature hike to Torrey Creek Falls
  • ​Intro to fly fishing
  • ​Dutch oven cooking 
The cost to attend is $150 per adult & $50 per child (under 18) which includes meals and lodging. 
Each registered family group will be staying in their own assigned cabin. Child care is not provided, and most activities are best suited for ages 8 and older. Additionally, at least one adult from each family group must attend sessions with any children from the family group (no unaccompanied children).
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