ky fish wildlife 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/18/13) – Students in the fourth through sixth grade still have time to apply for summer conservation camps operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
 
The camp application deadline was recently extended to May 15 to allow families more time to plan summer activities for their children. Each weeklong camp session offers kids a healthy dose of outdoor fun along with skills designed to build self-sufficiency.
 
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife operates three camps on Cumberland, Grayson and Kentucky lakes.
 
"There are still spots available," said Laura Burford, assistant director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Information and Education Division. "There are available weeks at all three camps. Parents should contact their local conservation educator, call the department at 1-800-858-1549 or visit our website at fw.ky.gov for more information."
 
Camps include overnight lodging, three nutritious meals a day and a variety of fun activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, archery and more for less than $50 a day. Locations include Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake, Camp Earl Wallace on Lake Cumberland and Camp Robert Webb on Grayson Lake.
 
The $230 weekly fee also includes camper insurance, transportation to camp from a drop-off point in a home county and a junior sportsman's license.
 
At camp, kids learn to fish, cast a fishing rod, paddle a canoe, identify plants and wildlife, survive in the wilderness, swim and handle firearms safely. A week at conservation camp is gift that provides many memories and a firm foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in the outdoors.
 
"My older son loved conservation camp so much, he attended three times," Burford said. "My younger son will attend conservation camp for the second time this year."
 
Visit Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's main webpage at fw.ky.gov for more information, including a map of conservation education districts, contact information for conservation educators, applications and more.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Seth Stewart
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

In Other News...

KSP Works Injury Collision in Trigg County

CADIZ, Ky. (9/2/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP responded to a two vehicle collision on Sept. 2,… Read More

BMS Celebrate Students at CAP Assembly

BENTON, Ky. (8/31/15) — Every month, Benton Middle School celebrates outstanding achievement in academics with the CAP… Read More

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6480

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4926

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3844

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2803

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2398

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18726

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11878

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 1926

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 01, 2015 1559

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1382

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1310

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1169

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1100

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1092

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1091

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1046

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 794

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News