CONCORD — Registration is underway for summer youth programs at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin. The camp offers weekly, overnight summer camp programs for boys and girls, age 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. Once again, the popular week for youth interested in learning more about careers as a Fish and Game Conservation Officer will be offered.
To select camp programs and register, visit: http://extension.unh.edu/4-H-Youth-Family/Barry-Conservation-4-H-Camp
2016 summer programs at Barry Conservation Camp:
4-H Shooting Sports: June 26-July 1. Ages 10-16. Cost: $495 — Join us for 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.
Mini-Camp: July 5-July 8. Ages 8-12. Cost: $305 — Mini-Camp is perfect for first‐timer campers and younger children. This abbreviated session will include three nights and four 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 10-15-. Ages 10-16. Cost: $495 — 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 great activities.
4-H on the Wild Side I: July 17-22. Ages 10-16. Cost: $495 — Experience 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. Experience a week of exciting outdoor adventures.
Hunter Education Week: July 24-29. Ages 12-16. Cost: $495 — Join N.H. Fish and Game Department Hunter Education staff, 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, then some homework must be completed prior to coming to camp.
North Country Adventure: July 31-Aug. 5. Ages 12-16. Cost: $495 — 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: Aug. 7-10. Ages 14-17. Cost $305 — Older campers who are interested in exploring outdoor careers will love this special week taught by New Hampshire Conservation Officers. 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, K-9 techniques, and much more.
Support Barry Camp: You can help ensure Barry Conservation Camp is here to connect future generations with the outdoors by contributing to the Barry Camp Fund. Additional improvements and a capital campaign are underway. Learn more at 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 strong tradition of individuals and organizations providing "camperships." If you'd like to learn how to help send a youngster to camp, visit http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource002315_Rep3402.pdf or call Larry Barker at (603) 788-4961.