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2017 RMF Fly Fishing Day Camp

Youth Camp Fishing at Rocky Mountain National Park
Youth Camp Fishing at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2012

July 31 through August 5, 2017

Beginning early in March, applications will be accepted for the Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp beginning the last day of July. Application/Schedule and Parents’ Information packet is available for download. No previous fly fishing experience is required. Applications are evaluated considering a one page description the applicant provides of his/her experiences, natural outdoors interests and reasons for applying for the 2017 camp.
 
The Day Camp program is designed for 15 campers (ages 14-17) and we expect that all openings will again be filled. The daily schedule is from 8:00 am to 6:00/7:00 pm. All equipment, transportation between activity venues, and drinking water will be provided. Campers will bring lunches, rain gear, and appropriate clothing. Daily drop-off/pick-up locations for parents are included with the pre-announced daily camp schedule.
 
The Day Camp is a fast paced six days of instruction, participation, and great fun. 2017posterthumb
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We’ll learn how to fly fish, and also about responsibility for the watersheds, riparian habitat, river ecology, and the trout. Other topics include fly fishing equipment, knots, regulations, water safety, local and regional conservation issues, invasive species, entomology, trout anatomy and behavior, and casting and line control.

Download the 2017 Application Packet
Application Packet
Time on the water includes learning to read the water, electro-stunning and identifying fish, chasing finicky hungry trout on the Poudre River and in Rocky Mountain National Park, and a hands-on conservation project, as well as casting to eager bass on still-water ponds. Other days we’ll be catching aquatic insects and learning how to tie flies that imitate them to fool more fish, and also snorkeling to observe underwater habitat and behaviors. We look forward to having more great campers again, just as in past years.
 
Download your 2017 RMF Fly Fishing Camp Application Packet now. (1.2 MB PDF file)
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Random comments from campers and parents

Just that I’m truly impressed with the whole experience for both the camper and the parent. What a great variety of topics and such a wealth of knowledge from the volunteers. I hope that this camp continues to gain support and momentum. We have such outdoor enthusiasts in our region, and this camp offers the opportunity to mentor our youth and stress the importance of maintaining quality fisheries for all to enjoy, now and in the future. We can’t thank Rocky Mountain Flycasters, the volunteers and the sponsors enough.

  • Previous Youth Camp pictures, video, and articles.
  • Photo Gallery from 2014 Camp
  • Interested RMF volunteers may visit our Day Camp Volunteer page. Day Camp volunteers have a great time too. Consider spending half a day or all six days on this program. Join us; you’ll be glad you did!

    Contact Youth Information by email for more Day Camp information or to discuss volunteer opportunities.

    Help by making a financial donation to the Youth Day Camp or to our other Youth Outreach programs.

    Other Youth Outreach programs: Trout In the Classroom, Youth Festivals, Middle School age fishing classes, Scout Merit Badge program, and others , Scouting, and Colorado TU Youth Camp.

Last updated on 01 Mar, 2017