2016 RMF Fly Fishing Day Camp
Beginning April 1st, applications will be accepted for the Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation Day Camp beginning the first week of August. Application/Schedule and Parents’ Information packet is available for download. No previous fly fishing experience is required. Applications are evaluated considering a one page description the applicant provides of his/her experiences, natural outdoors interests and reasons for applying for the 2016 camp.
The Day Camp program is designed for 15 campers (ages 14-17) and we expect that all openings will again be filled. The daily schedule is from 8:00 am to 6:00/7:00 pm. All equipment, transportation between activity venues, and drinking water will be provided. Campers will bring lunches, rain gear, and appropriate clothing. Daily drop-off/pick-up locations for parents are included with the pre-announced daily camp schedule.
The Day Camp is a fast paced six days of instruction, participation, and great fun.
We’ll learn how to fly fish, and also about responsibility for the watersheds, riparian habitat, river ecology, and the trout. Other topics include fly fishing equipment, knots, regulations, water safety, local and regional conservation issues, invasive species, entomology, trout anatomy and behavior, and casting and line control.
Time on the water includes learning to read the water, electro-stunning and identifying fish, chasing finicky hungry trout on the Poudre River and in Rocky Mountain National Park, and a hands-on conservation project, as well as casting to eager bass on still-water ponds. Other days we’ll be catching aquatic insects and learning how to tie flies that imitate them to fool more fish, and also snorkeling to observe underwater habitat and behaviors. We look forward to having more great campers again, just as in past years.
Download your 2016 RMF Fly Fishing Camp Application Packet now. (1.2 MB PDF file)
Random comments from campers and parents
I liked the diversity of the fishing opportunities. We went from rainbows and browns to carp, bass, bluegill, and crappie and then to browns and brookies. It gives kids the chance to get a basic view into the entirety of fly fishing, and allows them to get their feet wet in multiple situations.
- Previous Youth Camp pictures, video, and articles.
- Photo Gallery from 2014 Camp
Interested RMF volunteers may visit our Day Camp Volunteer page. Day Camp volunteers have a great time too. Consider spending half a day or all six days on this program. Join us; you’ll be glad you did!
Contact Youth Information by email for more Day Camp information or to discuss volunteer opportunities.
Help by making a financial donation to the Youth Day Camp or to our other Youth Outreach programs.