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February 28, 2013

Barry Conservation Camp enrollment is open

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Hunter Education: July 21-26, 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-Aug. 2, ages 12–16, cost: $485. Get ready for a fantastic week of exciting outdoor adventure. This week will focus on building your woods-craft 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 seven 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 nurture 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 extension.unh.edu/Counties/Coos/Docs/campershipflyer2013.pdf or call 788-4961 if you would like to learn how to help send a youngster to camp.

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