If you want to send kids to Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., this summer, sign up soon, because spaces are filling up fast. Registration is underway for 2014 camp programs for youth (boys and girls age 8-16). A weekly, overnight summer camp operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Barry Camp is for youth who enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment.
To select camp programs and register, visit their website, email: 4Hcamps@unh.edu or call Larry Barker 603-788-4961.
2014 summer programs at Barry Conservation Camp:
4-H Shooting Sports: June 22-27, 2014. Ages 10-16. Cost: $485
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: June 29-July 2, 2014. Ages 8-12. [FULL]
Fish Camp: July 6-11, 2014. Ages 10-16. Cost: $485
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: July 13-18, 2014. Ages 10-16. Cost: $485
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: July 20-25, 2014. Ages 12-16. Cost: $485
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 27-August 1, 2014. Ages 12–16. Cost: $485
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, practice hunting skills, and more. There will be plenty of fishing and shooting sports, too.
Help Build the Barry Camp Fund: Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Barry Conservation Camp provides a close-knit community for 38 campers and 11 staff. Newly renovated cabins each house seven campers and a counselor. Public support is needed to ensure Barry Camp is here to connect future generations with the outdoors; you can help by contributing to the Barry Camp Fund — a campaign to ensure that Barry Camp will always be here to nurture new generations of outdoor enthusiasts and conservation-minded citizens. Find out more at their website.
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. To find out how you can help send a youngster to camp at click here,
or call Larry Barker at 603-788-4961.