The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced this year's conservation camps.
The camps will be held beginning June 21 until August 21 and will be held at Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury.
The fee for each one-week camp is $200 and includes food, lodging and equipment.
According to a press release, "Students are taught about fish and wildlife conservation, forestry, orienteering, swimming, canoeing, fishing, gun safety, and more in an attractive outdoor setting. Natural resource professionals come to the camp during the week to share information on their programs and take campers out for field activities."
The release continues, "Vermont's conservation camp program is unique because it is sponsored and directed by Fish & Wildlife Department professionals -- the same people who manage Vermont's fish and wildlife resources. Working biologists, foresters, game wardens and conservation educators teach young people about Vermont's forests, wetlands and wildlife. The program's greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors."
Camp applications can be downloaded from the department's Web site at www.vtfishandwildlife.com. More information about the program can be found on the Web site and by calling Jennifer Wade at (802) 241-3768 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.