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Sign the Kids Up for Barry Conservation Camp!

Overnight Camp Programs for Youth Age 8-16 in Milan, N.H.

 

kid swimming raftCONCORD, N.H. - Winter winds are blowing, but it's  already time to make summer camp plans for the kids. Barry Conservation Camp in  Milan, N.H., is a place where kids can have fun while getting outdoors and  active. Registration is now underway for 2013 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  http://extension.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm,  email 4Hcamps@unh.edu or call 603-788-4961.

2013 summer programs at Barry Conservation Camp:

4-H Shooting Sports:  June 23-28, 2013.  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  30-July 3, 2013.  Ages 8-12.  Cost: $285   Mini?Camp is perfect for first?timer 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  7-12, 2013.  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 I:   July 14-19, 2013.  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 21-26, 2013.  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 28-August 2, 2013.  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.

Support Barry Camp: 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 7 campers and a  counselor. Help ensure Barry Camp is here to connect future generations with  the outdoors by contributing to the Barry Camp Fund. Additional improvements  and an endowment campaign are underway to ensure that Barry Camp will always be  here to nuture new generations of outdoors enthusiasts and conservation-minded  citizens.  Learn more at  wildnh.com/barrycamp

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. Check out our  sponsorship brochure at  http://extension.unh.edu/Counties/Coos/Docs/campershipflyer2013.pdf  or  call 603-788-4961 if you'd like to learn how to help send a youngster to  camp.

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