The Tri-State Trout Camp is an exciting week of hands-on activities for high school students who want to combine their enthusiasm for fishing with an interest in learning more about conservation. It is a joint project of Trout Unlimited in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Staff and faculty members are drawn from federal and state environmental agencies, professional fishing guides, conservation teachers, and experienced members of Trout Unlimited and other organizations actively involved in conservation and fishing. Campers study stream conservation and restoration, hydrology, water and air quality and pollution, fish habitat and watershed protection, and vertebrate and insect populations. They also learn how to use fly and spinning tackle to effectively and responsibly catch fish, and how to tie the flies that imitate the insects that fish eat, including those found in Shenandoah National Park’s trout streams.
Visit the Tri-State Trout Camp Web site for more information.