South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) 10th annual Youth Fish Camps have officially wrapped for the 2018 season. In total, 45 children aged 9 to 13-years old were hosted at three separate camps this summer, which took place at High Falls Conservation Area in Casselman, Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester, and Jessup’s Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet.
For a nominal registration fee, SNC provided all youth with the skills and tools necessary for two fun days of catch and release fishing at each camp, and no prior experience was necessary to participate. Kids were given a free rod, tackle, and were fed lunch. Additionally, the Ottawa Flyfishers Society were on hand to educate the children on the basics of fly fishing, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry joined to advise on fishing rules and regulations.
“These camps deliver an invaluable outdoor learning experience to local youth,” explains John Mesman, SNC Team Lead, Communications. “They help to familiarize young people with the natural environment through responsible fishing.”
After another successful year, SNC is hoping to expand the amount of its fish camps next summer to meet demand.
“There is a lot of value in these camps,” adds Mesman. “Kids are given the opportunity to fish all-day, make new friends, and learn about their local environment.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Taylor Campbell, SNC Communications Specialist, 1-877-984-2948, ext. 296, [email protected].
2018 Youth Fish Camp Video:
While you are here, we have a small ask.
More people are reading The Review than ever before — across our many platforms. So far, we have not put up a paywall to limit the stories you can read. We want to keep you in the news loop. But advertising revenues are increasingly going to the big two: you know who they are. If you value The Review’s independent, local community journalism, or you value the many ways we support dozens of community organizations in their endeavours, consider supporting our work. It takes time, effort and professional smarts to stay on top of community news and present well-researched, objective news articles on issues which matter to you.
If you read stories on this website, or you have come here from an Instant Article post on Facebook, think about subscribing. It would be a vote of confidence for the work that we do, and for the future well-being of your community.