Michigan Youth Trout Camp Scholarship
The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited is making a scholarship available to a boy or girl, age 12 through 16, to enroll in and attend Trout Youth Camp. The four day camp will take place July 5-9 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, in the heart of trout country in the Northern Lower Peninsula.
Campers will gain knowledge about a wide variety of topics including protecting cold water resources, fish biology, and stream habitat. As well, there will be instruction in fishing. The camp staff includes some of Michigan's leading conservationists and anglers. No previous fishing experience is necessary. In the evenings, students will get to fish on all three branches of the famous Au Sable River, casting to brook, brown, and rainbow trout.
The experience is educational, but it is also designed to be fun. The camp is made possible through the efforts of Trout Unlimited National and the many Michigan TU Chapters with their volunteers and members. Also included are the Michigan DNR Fisheries Division, the staff at the RAM Center, Americorp and DEQ volunteers, and many Michigan and Midwest angling guides and other conservationists who have so graciously given of their time and talents.
The Copper Country Chapter will award one $550 scholarship to a youth from the Western Upper Peninsula that includes the $350 registration fee and $200 in travel expenses.
To apply for the scholarship, you must submit a one page essay on why you would like to attend the camp. Mail the essay to: Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, PO Box 232, Hancock, MI 49930, post marked not later than May 10. Include your name, contact information, and age.
For further information about the camp, including the application form, please go the Kalamazoo Chapter website: http://www.kvctu.org/ and click on activities. The deadline for applications is May 31.