High school students with an interest in the outdoors are encouraged to apply for the Youth Conservation Camp this June near Custer State Park.
The camp, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is sponsored in partnership by the South Dakota Wildlife Federation and the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.
High school boys and girls are eligible for the camp and its outdoor classes, which include rifle, shotgun, handgun and muzzleloader shooting as well as archery, fly fishing, reservoir fishing, turkey, deer and waterfowl hunting, stream ecology, GPS skills and birding.
Cost of the camp, which will be from June 2-8 at Camp Bob Marshall near Custer State Park, is $300 per student. That includes transportation to and from the camp. Many students are sponsored by sportsmen's clubs and soil conservation districts.
A camper application may be printed from the South Dakota Wildlife Federation website at www.sdwf.org by clicking on the conservation camp section. For more information, contact camp director Mike McKernan, Box 246, Murdo, S.D. 57559. Phone 669-2829. Email is email@example.com.