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Boys and Girls Learn Fishing and Boating Skills at Summer Camp

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:10 am

Registration is filling up for kids, ages 9-15, to enjoy a week of fishing and boating at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Montevista Road in Clermont, FL this summer. Three one week camps will be offered: May 27-May 31; June 3-7, and June 10-14, 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm. Campers will be given their own rod, reel and tackle box loaded with tackle to use during the week and take home to keep. Once trained, campers will set out onto Flag Lake piloting their own boats for a great fishing experience.
Training will be led by professional fisherman Dean Morris and includes how to fish, fish biology, catch and release techniques, fish habitats, boating safety and navigation, oaring and trolling motor operation, bait and lure preferences, bag limits, rod and reel assembly, types of knots, casting technique, cast nets, fish cleaning, and water quality testing.
Competitive events will include: Fishing Tournaments, Rowing Competitions, and Casting Contests. At the end of the week, campers will treat their families to a Fish Fry and fishing on the lake.
Tuition for the camp is $225 for the week ($215 if paid by cash or check). Class size will be limited to assure personalized instruction. Acceptance will be on a first come – first served basis.
This program is presented by The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium in partnership with Fish Florida, Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Youth Conservation Center Network.
For further information and to reserve your place, contact Bruce Brown at info@scrubjaytrail.org, 352-429-5566 or visit www.scrubjaytrail.org