CONCORD, N.H. -- Summer is around the corner, and spaces in youth summer camp programs like Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., are filling up fast. Space is still available in all the 2012 Barry Camp sessions for youth (boys and girls age 10-16), but some programs, such as the 4-H Shooting Sports week, are already close to capacity.
Barry Conservation Camp is a weekly overnight summer camp, operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, where youth can enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment.
2012 Summer Camp programs at Barry Conservation Camp include:
4-H Shooting Sports: June 24-29, 2012. Ages 10-16. Cost: $475
A week centered on the New Hampshire 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: June 30-July 3, 2012. Ages 8-12. Cost: $285
Mini?Camp is perfect for first?timer campers and younger children! This abbreviated session will include 3 nights and 4 days. Caring staff introduce campers to many fun camp activities. Learn about nature, try your hand at crafts, explore outdoor games, sing around the campfire...this week has it all.
Aquatic Adventures/Let’s Go Fishing: July 8–13, 2012. Ages 10-16. Cost: $475
Come along and catch the big one! Enjoy lots of fishing, plus canoeing, archery, campfires and more. Novice anglers will learn the basic skills needed to catch fish, while campers with more experience will improve their fishing skills and learn new ones like fly fishing. Campers will have a chance to test out their fishing skills on special daylong outing to a nearby lake.
4-H on the Wild Side I: July 15–20, 2012. Ages 10–14. Cost: $475
Experience nature and reunite with the great outdoors. Create a meal from gathered plants, fillet a fish and cook it over an open fire, sleep under the stars, climb a mountain, swim in a pond, create nature crafts, and more. A week of exciting outdoor adventures.
Hunter Education: July 22–27, 2012. Ages 12-16. Cost: $475
Join N.H. Fish and Game Department Hunter Education staff, volunteer instructors and camp counselors to learn and practice safe, responsible and ethical hunting. Campers who
successfully complete the online Hunter Education Course prior to coming to camp are eligible to earn a hunter safety certificate.
4-H on the Wild Side II: July 29-August 3, 2012. Ages 12–16. Cost: $475
Get ready for a fantastic week of exciting outdoor adventure. The theme of this week is similar to Wild Side I, but designed for slightly older youth. Paddle on a remote lake, explore local wildlife, learn outdoor survival skills, and enjoy lots of traditional camp activities like campfires, swimming, hikes, outdoor activities and more.
Support Barry Camp: Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, Barry Conservation Camp provides a close-knit community for 38 campers and 11 staff. Small, cozy cabins each house 7 campers and a counselor. Facilities were recently remodeled through a statewide effort undertaken and funded by many in the state's outdoor and conservation community. Additional improvements and an endowment campaign are underway to ensure that Barry Camp will always be here to nuture new generations of outdoors enthusiasts and conservation-minded citizens. Learn more at http://www.wildnh.com/barrycamp.
Sponsor a camper: Although Barry Conservation Camp is competitively priced, many families find it challenging to finance a week at camp. Fortunately, there is a long camp tradition of individuals and organizations providing “camperships” to Barry Conservation 4-H Camp. Check out our sponsorship brochure at http://extension.unh.edu/Counties/Coos/Docs/sponsor2012flyer.pdf or give us a call if you’d like to learn how to help send a youngster to camp.