Calling all young people!
Do you know of any youth that are interested in learning about fly fishing? If you do, then plan on signing them up for the annual International Fly Fishing Fair Youth Camp Thursday and Friday, August 3rd and 4th. I’m excited to be in Livingston, MT to teach youth about the sport of fly fishing!
The two-day program is full of learning, fun, and fishing. It is designed for ages 8-17 and will offer a wide variety of angling and aquatic education topics. The first day classroom portion will be held at Park High School. The casting will be conducted on the school grounds. The second day of Camp will be a fishing day. Instructional topics over the two days include entomology, fly tying, equipment and accessories, explanation of the balanced system, angler ethics, fishing safety, abeyance to regulations, catch and release, fly casting and last but not least, FISHING!
The workshop leader is a registered Fly Fishing Merit Badge counselor with the Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Any scouts interested in obtaining credit for requirements, please bring your blue card and I’d be happy to sign off those that are earned.
The camp will begin both days at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m., with a lunch break (lunch included) around noon. Anyone with special dietary needs please attend to those individually. Please make mention of any food allergy or diet restrictions when registering. Times may be adjusted pending weather and water conditions.
Be prepared for inclement weather. Rain may not prevent continuing the program, but should high winds or lightening be present, we may have to make alternative arrangements. Participants should bring a good hat/cap, sunglasses, sun screen, safety glasses for eye protection and a water bottle, along with any rescue medications needed. Be sure to indicate any health issues or concerns also when registering. Plan to be flexible and adapt to whatever conditions exist. No matter the conditions, we will make sure everyone has a great time and a good experience.
The camp is limited to the first 20 registrants for each day. All youth 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for safety purposes. Plans for transportation are being considered and participants will be notified of the details prior to the camp.
Want to Volunteer to help with the camp? Go to the Fair Volunteer page to sign up. Guidance is appreciated for any youth who are beginners.
For questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-278-0061. I’m looking forward to meeting our participants and another great FFI Youth Camp experience.
Mike Clancy, Life Member FFI
Member Washington Council, FFI
Co-Director, NWYCFF Academy