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Game and Fish offering overnight and day camps this summer

The deadline to register for some camps is June 1

5/11/2020 8:00:59 PM

Cheyenne - Learn more about the wildlife, fish and the outdoors with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department this summer. Game and Fish is offering camps for kids, families and educators. The deadline to register for some camps is June 1. 

Overnight camps are held at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois, and day camps for kids will be hosted at three locations throughout the state. 

 “Our goal is to get kids, families and educators excited about conservation,” said Ashley Leonard, Game and Fish conservation education coordinator.

Gathering restrictions, social distancing, hygiene and other state and local directives will be followed at all camps. 


Camp Wild Day Camp 
Registration deadline: June 1
Fee: $60
Dates:
 
Town Date Location
Green River June 2-4 Green River Game and Fish office
Cheyenne/Laramie June 9-11 LCSD#1 Thomas O. Kraner Science Center (near Curt Gowdy State Park) 
Casper June 16-18 Beartrap Meadows Park on Casper Mountain
 
The three-day Camp Wild summer day camps are for students entering fifth and sixth 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.

Learn more and register for Camp Wild Day Camp.
Educator Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Registration deadline: June 1
Fee: $150, includes meals and lodging. 
Dates: June 12-15
 
Educators from around the state will spend four 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. 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 and conservation of natural resources.
Attendees can earn two University of Wyoming graduate credits (additional cost of $50 per credit paid to UW) or two PTSB credits are available for attending this workshop. 

Learn more and register for Educator Camp.
Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Registration deadline: June 15
Fee: $150 
Dates:
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 at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp offers a 5-day overnight camp experience focusing 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. 

Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Meals will be provided for the duration of the camp, and each participant will receive a Camp Wild T-shirt, journal and water bottle.

Read more and register for Camp Wild at Whiskey.
Family Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Registration deadline: June 15
Fee: $100 per person, includes meals and lodging
Dates: 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 will allow participants to explore nature and learn new recreational outdoor activities together as a family. ​Activities include introduction to canoeing, birdwatching, using binoculars, fly-fishing, air rifle and more. 

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).
Learn more and register for Family Camp. 


For questions about any camp, contact Ashley Leonard at ashley.leonard@wyo.gov or (307) 777-4535.
 

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

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