Barry Conservation 4-H Camp: Fish Camp


A young teenager fishing in a pond.

Ages 10-16

Cost $540

Physical Activity Scale* = 2


Come see all that the Great North Woods has to offer an angler. Hone your fishing skills and increase your aquatic knowledge about fishing in New Hampshire.

Camp staff will join forces with the NH Fish and Game Department staff and volunteer fishing instructors to help campers learn the finer skills of fly fishing and spin fishing for a wide range of New Hampshire’s warm and cold-water fish species. Campers will also explore streams and ponds for macro invertebrates that feed the fish and experience the thrill of electro fishing with actual fisheries biologists. Campers will be split into two groups based on age and angling experience and will participate in many great angling and watershed adventures. The fun includes fly fishing with flies that campers tied that morning, canoe fishing float trip down the Androscoggin River, camping on the shores of a wild trout pond, exploring Pontook Reservoir by pontoon boat and wade fishing the tailrace below the dam.

This week is guaranteed to teach every angler many new skills like knot tying, fish identification, angler ethics and filleting their own catch and provide many memorable angling experiences. Campers also get to visit with local Conservation Officers and take an inside look at raising trout at the Berlin State Fish Hatchery. The theme of the week is fishing and aquatic adventures, but there is a core of tradition and fun activities that will always be a part of every camper’s experience. You’ll enjoy campfires, cabin skits, archery, shooting sports, outdoor games, swimming and more. Join us and make new friends as you unplug and delight in the outdoors!

*The Activity Scale estimates the level of challenging physical activity each week. 1= some, 2=moderate, 3=lots

A boy fishing.