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Time to Sign Up for Barry Conservation Camp

CONCORD, N.H. — Registration will be open on February 15 for summer youth programs at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. The camp offers weekly, overnight summer camp programs for boys and girls, ages 8-17. Barry Camp is operated by UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H in partnership with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Kids who enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment will love Barry Camp.

To learn more and register on or after February 15 and see some great slide shows of life at camp, visit: extension.unh.edu/4-H-Youth-Family/Barry-Conservation-4-H-Camp or email 4Hcamps@unh.edu or call (603) 788-4961. Spaces fill quickly, so be sure to register as early as possible.

2018 summer programs at Barry Conservation Camp:

4-H Shooting Sports: June 24-29. Ages 10-16. Cost: $510. A week centered on the NH 4‐H Shooting Sports program. Certified instructors will help youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, and the basic principles of hunting. Previous shooting sports experience is preferred, but not essential.

Mini-Camp: July 1-4. Ages 8-12. Cost: $315. Mini-Camp is perfect for first‐timer campers and younger children. This abbreviated session includes 3 nights and 4 days. Campers will enjoy our caring staff who will introduce them to many fun and exciting camp activities. Learn about nature, try your hand at crafts, explore outdoor games, sing around the campfire…this week has it all!

Fish Camp: July 8-13. Ages 10-16. Cost: $510. Come along and catch the big one! Novice anglers will learn the basic skills and equipment needed to get started fishing, while campers with more experience will work on improving their fishing skills and exploring the finer details of the angling world. Campers will also hike, swim, canoe, create campfire skits, and enjoy a host of other camp activities.

4-H on the Wild Side: July 15-20. Ages 10-16. Cost: $510. Experience the great outdoors! Paddle a canoe, fillet a fish, and cook it over an open fire. Also sleep under the stars. Learn how to observe nature. Climb a mountain, swim in a pond, create nature arts and crafts, and more. A week of exciting outdoor adventures.

Hunter Education Week: July 22-27. Ages 12-16. Cost: $510. Join N.H. Fish and Game Department Hunter Education staff and volunteer instructors and camp counselors, to learn and practice safe, responsible and ethical hunting. If a camper wishes to be eligible for Hunter Education certification at the end of the week, some homework must be completed prior to coming to camp.

North Country Adventure: July 29-August 4. Ages 12-16. Cost: $510. Get ready for a fantastic week of exciting outdoor adventure. This week will focus on building your woodscraft skills. Campers will track wildlife, go on a canoe or backpacking adventure, learn about trapping, practice survival skills, navigate with compass and GPS, and practice hunting skills. Plenty of fishing and shooting sports, too.

Junior Conservation Officer Camp: August 5-8. Ages 14-17. $315. This session is for older teen campers who are interested in exploring outdoor careers. New Hampshire Conservation Officers will be at the camp all week teaching a host of fun, exciting, and interesting sessions. In addition to traditional camp activities, campers will learn about search and rescue, crime scene investigation, firearms safety, tracking, surveillance, night vision technology, wildlife laws, arrest procedures, techniques for working with Conservation K-9s, and much more.