Spaces at Barry Conservation Camp Are Filling Up Fast!

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.

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Register Kids for Summer Camp!

Time to make some exciting summer plans for the kids! Get them outside this year with a week at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H. Registration is underway for 2014 camp programs for youth (boys and girls age 8-16) at Barry Camp. 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 ideal for youth who enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment.

To select camp programs and register, visit this website, email 4Hcamps@unh.edu or call 603-788-4961.

2014 summer programs at Barry Conservation Camp:

4-H Shooting Sports: June 22-27, 2014. Ages 10-16. Cost: $485
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. Previous shooting sports experience is preferred, but not essential.

Mini-Camp: June 29-July 2, 2014. Ages 8-12. Cost: $295
Mini?Camp is perfect for first?time campers and younger children! This abbreviated session will include 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 6-11, 2014. Ages 10-16. Cost: $485

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: 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 this 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 click here, or call 603-788-4961.

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Weekend Course Offered for Wild Game Prep and Cooking

Registration is now open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend of seminars on wild game preparation and cooking, to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., September 28 to 30, 2012. The cost of the event is $100, which includes meals, instruction and rustic lodging. All proceeds will benefit the Barry Camp Fund. Applications are available here or call 603-271-3211. You must be age 18 or older to attend. Register early – this event is limited to 30 participants.

The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association. It will run from Friday evening (September 28) through breakfast on Sunday morning (September 30). Saturday will be a full day of instruction and cooking, followed by a game dinner and entertainment ’round the campfire.

This weekend is just the ticket for hunters who wonder, “I pulled the trigger, now what do I do?” Participants will learn about dressing, dragging and hanging wild game. They’ll get an intro to basic meat cutting and learn about cooking wild game, planning a wild game menu (pairing wild foods), preparing wild game for cooking, and smoking meat.

“This is a real backwoods culinary adventure that will prepare you to savor the flavors of the wild,” said event organizer Gary Sleeper of the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association. “Come enjoy a fall weekend in the natural beauty of the White Mountains while you learn from experienced wild game chefs. Since this is a fundraiser for Barry Conservation Camp, you’ll also be helping ensure that the camp will be there to connect future generations of youth to the outdoor life.”

The state’s outdoor community, led by the Belknap County Sportsmen, has worked together since 2010 to renovate Barry Conservation Camp, which provides overnight summer youth programming sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and 4-H Cooperative Extension. Camp programs reopened in 2011, and fundraising efforts are underway to ensure the camp’s financial stability into the future. You can play a part in this exciting effort by contributing to the Barry Camp Fund. Visit them online.

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