Conservation camp offered

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Conservation District is offering a new educational camp for youth that allows them to experience various outdoor activities and explore occupations in conservation.

The Youth Conservation Summit will be a week-long camp June 18-22 for youth ages 12-15. Camp will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., and all activities will take place at the Vermilion County Conservation District's Kennekuk County Park and Forest Glen Preserve.

YCS is designed to introduce young people to the large natural resource base in Vermilion County. Participants will experience numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, firearm safety, backpacking, archery and conservation projects.

This hands-on program will involve participants in field work with professional wildlife biologists, fisheries biologists, foresters, land managers and conservation enforcement officers. This will also allow participants to explore different occupations within the field of conservation.

The camp will be limited to 20 participants. Cost of the week-long program will be $150 per participant and includes: back pack, wildlife calls, compass, snacks and beverages, T-shirt with sponsor name on back, Thursday night cookout with parents and a guest speaker, transportation to and from activities and facility use. To register or for more information, please call Gary or Amy at 662-2142.

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