Judy Silverberg: 603-271-3211
4-H Camps: 603-862-2184
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
February 13, 2009
Summer Programs at Barry Conservation Camp:
July Outdoor Skills Sessions for Youth Age 10-16
CONCORD, N.H. - If you're looking for a summer camp where your kids will have fun while getting outdoors and active, consider Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. Youth who love the outdoors, prefer a small camp and enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills, conservation and the environment will feel right at home. Barry Camp is a weekly, overnight summer camp offering specialty weeks for youth (boys and girls) age 10-16. Each camp week costs $450. To register, contact 4Hcamps@unh.edu, call (603) 862-2184 or visit http://ceinfo.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm. There are four sessions:
- Aquatic Adventures - July 5-10, 2009 (ages 10-16) -- Novice anglers learn the basic skills and equipment needed to start fishing, while campers with more experience work on improving their fishing skills and explore the finer details of the angling world. Participants also explore the ecology of the birds, bugs and beasts of nearby lakes, ponds and streams.
- Shooting Sports Sampler -- July 12-17, 2009 (ages 10-16). Campers learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, principles of hunting and archery, conservation ethics and much more. Explore the 4-H disciplines of black powder, riflery, pistol shooting and archery. No previous shooting sports experience necessary.
- Hunter Education and Certification -- July 19-24, 2009 (ages 12-16). Join New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Program staff and volunteers to learn and practice safe hunting skills and behaviors. Explore wildlife biology and hunting ethics. Practice rifle, shotgun and archery skills daily. Because this is a certification training, participants receive a training manual in advance so they can study the materials ahead of time. To become certified, campers must pass a written as well as field exam at the end of the week. This camp week is open only to those who do not already have current hunter education certification.
- Walk on the Wild Side -- July 26-31, 2009 (ages 10-16). In America's technology-based culture, the gap between youth and nature is growing. This camp week is a chance to experience nature and reunite with the great outdoors. Create a meal from gathered plants, fillet a fish and cook it over an open fire, sleep under the stars, climb a mountain, swim in a pond, create nature crafts and more.
Registration is limited. Barry Conservation Camp is a cooperative effort of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Camps. The cost of $450 per week includes meals, lodging, instruction and use of equipment. Register at http://ceinfo.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm or call (603) 862-2184.