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Youth and Education

Youth Fishing & Conservation

Additional Youth Fishing, Conservation and Education Opportunities

These programs create a safe place for young people to explore and understand the natural world.  The goal is to create experiences so they will have fun, learn a lot, and make friends with other young fly fishers.

Start by giving a teen age 13 to 18 in your life the Gift of a Teen Membership for $ 14 in TU by clicking this link.

Membership benefits include:

  • Four quarterly issues of TROUT magazine
  • Official TU membership card
  • TU Teen sticker
  • Invitations to TU Teen summer activities

New York State Council's Trout Waters Youth Camp

As part of these efforts, the NYS Council hosts a one-week Trout Waters Youth Camp each year for approximately 15 girls and boys aged 14–17, regardless of prior skill level or their family’s ability to pay.   Top professionals present lessons on fly tying and fishing, entomology (studying aquatic insects, ecology, and conservation.   Each evening, campers have one-on-one stream experiences with knowledgeable Delaware River anglers.

Click here to view pictures in the Photo Gallery from prior Trout Camps.

The scheduled dates for 2024 are June 23 to June 28.   Applications close May 15, 2024.

For more information, click this link

  • Peter, a recent Trout Waters Youth Camper, age 17, wrote in his camp application essay

    "By learning more about how the fish behave, I also hope to gain knowledge on how to positively impact the environment, which in turn helps the fish and the ecosystem as a whole."