Department of Fish and Wildlife
Some openings still remain for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife summer conservation camps

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lee McClellan
1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The conservation camps at Camp Earl Wallace on Lake Cumberland and Camp Robert C. Webb on Grayson Lake still have a few available openings for the upcoming summer.

“Some weeks are full, but we do have a few weeks with spots remaining. Students currently in grades four through six are eligible to attend,” said Laura Burford, assistant director of the Information and Education Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Summer conservation camp introduces students to skills they carry for the rest of their lives such as firearm safety, wildlife identification, outdoors survival, archery, fishing, casting and swimming. Campers also learn to safely operate motor boats and canoes.

The second annual Venture Camp at Camp Robert C. Webb also has a limited amount of openings left. Venture Camp is an advanced outdoor skills camp for students currently in grades seven and eight that runs from July 27 through July 31.

Participants in Venture Camp go night fishing, learn animal tracking, shoot crossbows, shotguns and .22 rifles, take a pontoon boat trip on Grayson Lake, get introduced to bow fishing and go swimming.

“It was a big hit last year, the participants really enjoyed Venture Camp,” Burford said. “This is a great way to introduce youth to the outdoors. We offer transportation from Kenton, Fayette and Jefferson counties for Venture Camp.”

Each camp costs, $235 for the week, with a savings of $10 if they apply online at www.fw.ky.gov. The camp fee includes camper insurance, transportation and a junior sportsman’s license. Those interested in applying for camp may also call 1-800-858-1549.

Burford advised parents to act quickly. “These slots will fill up fast,” she said.