Explore Wyoming's wonderful outdoors at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp! Camps are available all summer for families, youth, and women.

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) programs are interactive workshops for adult women who are interested in learning outdoor skills. Workshops focus on building a collaborative community of learning for participants.

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Family Camps

Family Camp offers an overnight camp experience for participants to build confidence in their outdoor skills and enjoy learning together as a family.

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Youth Camps

Youth Camps' top priority is to allow campers to explore potential career opportunities with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department through hands-on learning.

Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp History

Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp sits at the terminus of the Torrey Valley near Dubois. The Wind River Range rises high above the cabins, some of which have been there since Charlie and Sue Beck homesteaded the area in the early 1920s. Torrey Creek meanders through the camp grounds, infusing the place with life.

This beautiful location also is the wintering grounds for the Whiskey Basin bighorn sheep herd. The valley provides forage and cover as the harsh snows of winter cover the peaks where bighorn sheep reside in the summer. As the sheep return to their alpine summer habitat, the next generation of conservationists moves into the valley below.

Since its inception with the Becks in the 1920s, Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp has served as a classroom for those eager to learn about Wyoming’s incredible wildlife. The Becks ran the facility as a dude ranch until 1958 when they sold the property to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The camp had many caretakers in the intervening years, including the University of Wyoming and the Audubon Society. Game and Fish began to take a more active role running the camps in the 1980s. Around that time, Game and Fish started to host an event targeted at growing the future of wildlife management for Wyoming and beyond.