Family, youth overnight summer camps offered at Whiskey Mountain

Unplug and learn outdoors; have fun

2/21/2023 9:20:00 PM

Cheyenne - Get away to Whiskey Mountain with your family this summer or send your youth for a week of summer fun. The best part? The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has all the details and equipment handled. Game and Fish is hosting a series of overnight family camps — as well as overnight camps for youth — this summer at the department’s top-notch outdoor educational facility near Dubois. 

“There’s no place more fun and beautiful to learn about the outdoors than at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp,” said Ashley Leonard, Game and Fish education supervisor. “Take the opportunity to unplug and learn about fishing, canoeing, archery and wildlife in pristine wilderness.” 

Full details, packing information, a listing of activities and registration forms are available on the website. 


Adventure Camp is a four-day overnight experience for family groups to build confidence in their outdoor skills. Attendees will explore nature and learn new recreational outdoor activities such as canoeing, archery, birdwatching and fishing together as a family.

Similar to Adventure Camp, the Hunter Education Family Camp is a 5-day overnight camp that enables families to enjoy the outdoors together while incorporating hunter education and bowhunter education curriculum. Participants will complete these courses as a part of the camp.  

New this year is a family camp dedicated to fishing. Families will have the opportunity to learn how to fish together. Campers will learn the basics of both spin casting and fly-fishing.

The cost to attend any of the family camps is $150 per person, which includes meals and lodging. Discounts apply if a family registers more than two members at a time. Childcare is not provided, and participants must be age 10 and up. The deadline to register is May 1

Camp dates include:


Date Camp description
June 1-4 Family Camp #1
June 8-11 Family Camp #2
July 6-9 Family Camp #3

Date Camp description
June 29 - July 2 Fishing Camp

Date Camp description
July 19 - 23 Hunter education camp


Youth overnight camps, offered for boys and girls, are for students 14-16 years old. Camps will teach youth about nature exploration, conservation principles and leadership in the outdoors. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. The fee to attend is $150 for the 5-day, 4-night experience, meals included. The deadline to apply for Youth Camp is 5 p.m. on March 1.

Date Camp description
June 20-24 Girls conservation camp
July 25-29 Boys conservation camp

For questions about camp, contact Parker Everhart at or (307) 777-4527.

The original news release contained the incorrect dates for the Girls Conservation Camp. The news release has been updated with the corrected dates. 

(Breanna Ball, Public Information Officer - (

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