SNC’s annual youth fish camp reels in young anglers from across the watershed every summer!
Knowing the rules, where to drop a line, and how to identify fish species are all on the agenda. SNC offers youth the opportunity to have fun while learning about fly fishing from the experts and to become familiar with the natural environment in the watershed. We provide them with the skills and tools to fish responsibly, and first time participants will recieve a new fishing rod. New skills are put into practice which includes catch and release. Participants are 9 to 13-years old, and don’t require any previous fishing experience. Camp locations rotate throughout the watershed during July and August.
Registration will open soon for South Nation Conservation's (SNC) 14th Annual Youth Fish Camp in Eastern Ontario!
The cost to participate in this hands on learning Fish Camp is $75. Youth must be between the ages of 9 and 13 to register.
Additional COVID-19 measures will be in place to ensure safety of youth and staff.
Youth will enjoy two days of fishing at an SNC Conservation Area where they will learn about fishing rules and regulations along with new fishing techniques to help them "Learn to Fish"!
Other environmentally-focused activities include fish identification, water quality testing and citizen science, invasive species awareness, and creation of fly fishing ties, among others.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is not complete until SNC has confirmed receipt of your registration form and has contacted you directly to make payment.
There will be 6 Youth Fish Camps in 2023, including the following dates and locations:
- July 5 and 6, 2023 at Cass Bridge Conservation Area, Winchester
- July 12 and 13, 2023 at High Falls Conservation Area, Casselman
- July 19 and 20, 2023 at Jessup’s Falls Conservation Area, Plantagenet
- August 2 and 3, 2023 at Cass Bridge Conservation Area, Winchester
- August 9 and 10, 2023 at High Falls Conservation Area, Casselman
- August 16 and 17, 2023 at Cardinal Legion Park, Cardinal
For more information, please contact Kelsey Smith.