Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
In 2017, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department introduced “Camp Wild,” a wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation summer camp. The camp’s popularity has only grown and it looks like it’s here to stay.
There is a day camp for kids entering fifth and sixth grades, an overnight camp for those entering ninth and 10th grades, and a professional development camp for educators.
Camp Wild Local Day Camp
Camps are held in many locations across the state from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Campers will need to bring a water bottle and a lunch each day. Each camper will receive a Camp Wild T-shirt and journal for participating.
Each session will include hands-on learning about wildlife, habitats, aquatic ecology, navigation, team-builders, spin-casting or fishing, and archery.
Locations and Dates:
Sundance: June 4-6 at Washington Park
Lander: June 11-13 at Lander City Park Lion’s Shelter
Cheyenne: June 17-19 at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Children’s Garden
Laramie: June 17-19 at Happy Jack Recreation Area Trailhead
Green River: June 24-26 at Green River Game and Fish Office
Dayton: July 1-3 at Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area
Space is limited. The deadline to register is May 1. The fee to attend is $60 per child for each 3-day camp. Click here to register.
Camp Wild at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Both the boys camp and girls camp will focus on exploration of nature, introduction to conservation principles, practicing science, and learning new recreational outdoor activities while giving participants experiences to successfully navigate and positively interact with the outdoor environment. These camps, led by Wyoming Game and Fish Department staff, will allow participants to observe the natural world, engage in wildlife, fish, and habitat biology, and recreate responsibly in the outdoors. Participants will need to bring proper clothing and footwear for outdoor exploration as well as a sleeping bag and other overnight gear. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Meals will be provided for the duration of the camp.
Girls Conservation Camp at Whiskey Mountain – Tuesday, July 16 – Saturday, July 20
Boys Conservation Camp at Whiskey Mountain – Tuesday, July 23 – Saturday, July 27
The deadline to register is May 1. The cost is $150 for five days and four nights. Click here to register.
WGFD Educator’s Camp at Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp
Educators from around the state are invited to spend three to four days learning fun and simple ways to get students outdoors and teach them about wildlife and habitat at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois July 27 – 31. An optional Project WILD curriculum workshop offers the opportunity to get your hands on one of the most widely-used conservation education curriculum guides in the nation, which provides easy-to-use lessons about wildlife and conservation of natural resources.
The cost of the workshop is $150 per person. Online registration is open and space is limited.