Fly fishing camp to register youth

Published 10:37 pm Sunday, February 2, 2014

Registration is under way for the North Carolina State Council of Trout Unlimited’s (TU) 12th annual Rivercourse Coldwater Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp.

The program is designed to teach the ethics of coldwater conservation to youth as well as the art of fly fishing. The 2014 camp is scheduled for the week of June 15-20, at Lake Logan Center near Canton, N.C.

The area features the pristine habitat and rich history of the West Fork of the Pigeon River and the mountainous region of Haywood County. Through the use of both traditional and natural classrooms, the campers will receive instruction by volunteer experts in specialties such as geology, entomology, herpetology, stream restoration techniques, wetlands ecology and environmental policy.

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In addition, fly fishing and fly tying instruction will reinforce traditional values of patience, technique, attention to detail and a general love of the outdoors. The camp staff comprises TU volunteers, including a camp doctor, who are committed to ensuring that the campers have an enjoyable, safe and rewarding experience.

Eighteen boys and girls ranging from 13-15 years of age will be selected to attend camp. Tuition is not due until candidates have been notified of selection. For more information about Rivercourse, go to www.rivercourse. org or email mailto:nctu.

– article submitted by Linda Byington