SNC Youth Fish Camps to Go Ahead in July and August
For the 12th year, South Nation Conservation (SNC) is looking forward to hosting their annual summer Youth Fish Camp at 3 outdoor Conservation Areas in Eastern Ontario. Last year SNC did not hold any youth camps due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The popular youth summer camps are held in July and August at the Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester, High Falls Conservation Area in Casselman, and Jessup’s Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet with a limit of 15 youth per camp.
“These camps deliver an invaluable outdoor learning experience for youth,” explains Kelsey Smith, SNC Stewardship and Outreach Assistant. “They help to familiarize young people with the natural environment through responsible and sustainable fishing.”
Recreational fishing programs promote sustainable angling practices and encourage residents to explore fishing opportunities at Ontario Conservation Areas.
Young anglers will enjoy two fun days of stewardship education, catch and release fishing, and are provided with a complimentary fishing rod and tackle box to take home.
It’s important to continue to promote safe ways of getting outdoors and learning about your local environment in a hands-on way.
“There is a lot of value in continuing with these camps, like promoting eco-health,” adds Smith. “Kids are given the chance to fish all day, learn a new outdoor hobby, make new friends, and connect and learn about their local environment.”
SNC works in partnership with its 16 member municipalities to share natural spaces and offer recreational opportunities on land and water.
SNC believes that the additional measures being introduced in 2021 for the Youth Fish Camps will support a safe, healthy, and positive experience for youth within SNC’s watershed jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario.
Registration opened on June 22nd and some of the camps are already fully reserved. Sign up here: https://www.nation.on.ca/resources/watershed-education/youth-fish-camp
To learn more about recreational fishing opportunities: www.nation.on.ca/recreation/fishing
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kelsey Smith, Stewardship and Outreach Assistant, 1-877-984-2948, email@example.com.