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Youth Camp Volunteers

Mentor Dave Piske and Tyler
Tyler and Mentor Dave Piske
Jayson and Mentor Lee Evans
Jayson and Mentor Lee Evans

Volunteer mentors are an integral part of our Day Camp program. We will need mentors each camp day for assisting with skills ranging from casting, tying flies, still water fishing, wade fishing, to other water activities. When the camp schedule is formalized, you will be able to volunteer for activities.
 
We will have 15 youths ages 14-17, and need 1:1 Mentors with fly fishing skills and knowledge competency to instruct and supervise.
Major activities time frames and additional details from 2017 are below for reference only.

Note: Displayed is 2017 Schedule as a sample

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
  • Monday July 31, Dry land casting: Requires solid dry land, back and roll-casting capability to help youths following instructions from the central lead instructor.
  • Tuesday August 1, Fly tying (Introduction): Requires solid basic fly tying capability to help youths succeed following instructions from the central lead instructor.
  • Tuesday August 1, Fly Casting Practice: Requires casting and reading the water proficiency to help with one-on-one, on-river, back and roll casting instruction, and how to read the water.
  • Wednesday August 2, Still Water Fishing: Requires at least basic warm waters fishing knowledge to help the campers be successful shore casting for bass in ponds at Swift Ponds.
  • Wednesday August 2, Restoration Project: We need eight volunteers to help oversee a conservation planting project on the North Fork of the Big Thompson above Drake.
  • Thursday August 3, Wade Fishing: Requires solid basic river casting, reading water, fly selections and dry/nymph/streamer fly techniques competency. Campers will have already received back and roll casting, reading the water and other basic instructions, and need one-on-one practice under close, knowledgeable adult guidance. Location will be in the upper Poudre Canyon.
    Electro-fish and identify species: Wading stamina and skill required to assist campers in the water participating in electro-fishing, and also identifying fish collected. We will need a dozen volunteers for this session led by Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists and Interns.
  • Friday August 4, Fly Tying-Intermediate: Requires solid intermediate fly tying capability to help youths succeed following instructions from the central lead instructor.
  • Friday August 4, Snorkeling and Insect Collection: Volunteers Friday afternoon to provide safety supervision during the in-river snorkeling, entomology, and “match the hatch” activities being taught by lead instructors.
  • Saturday August 5, Wade Fishing/Casting: Requires solid basic river casting, reading water, fly selections and dry/nymph/streamer fly techniques competency. Campers will have already received back and roll casting, reading the water and other basic instructions, and need one-on-one practice under close, knowledgeable adult guidance. Location will be Cub Creek in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Interested volunteers should bookmark this page and check often for updates.

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

Other Youth Outreach programs: Youth Day Camp, Trout In the Classroom, Youth Water Festivals, CSU 5 Rivers Fly Fishing Club, and Colorado TU Youth Camp.

Last updated on 19 Jan, 2018