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Game and Fish Camp Wild summer camp registration open

Kids who like nature and wildlife will have the chance get outside this summer to explore.

3/12/2019 1:49:39 PM

Cheyenne - Kids who like nature and wildlife will have the chance get outside this summer to explore with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish is hosting Camp Wild day camps at six regional locations and two sessions of a week-long overnight camp for youth at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp.  

“Camp Wild is for anyone who likes learning, being outside and trying new activities,” said Ashley Leonard, Game and Fish conservation education coordinator. “Our goal is to get students excited about conservation.”

The 3-day Camp Wild summer day camps are for students entering 5th and 6th grade and are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sessions will include hands-on learning about wildlife, habitats, aquatic ecology, navigation, basic survival, 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 and outdoor recreation opportunities. 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.

Day camps are held in six locations across Wyoming. The fee to attend is $60 per child. Space for each camp is limited to 25 participants and the deadline to register is May 1. The schedule includes:
 

Town Date Location
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 and Fish office
Dayton July 1-3 Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area
 
For older students, Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers a separate girls and boys week of overnight camp for students entering 9th and 10th grade. Both the boys and girls camp will focus on exploration of nature, introduction to conservation principles, practicing science and learning new recreational outdoor activities. Meals will be provided for the duration of the camp. 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.

Girls camp is scheduled for July 16-20 and boys for July 23-27. The cost for either camp is $150. The deadline to register is June 1. Scholarships to attend are available and are due March 30.

To register for either camp visit wgfd.wyo.gov/store/store/conservation-camps. For questions about camp contact Ashley Leonard at ashley.leonard@wyo.gov or (307) 777-4535.

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -

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