Barry Conservation Camp

Barry Conservation Camp
Summer campers canoing down a river.

Please Join us at Camp

Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is a great program for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning and like a small camp environment. Staff take pride in creating a special place where kids can discover their individual strengths.

BCC's six cabins are located in the White Mountain National Forest at the Berlin Fish Hatchery and is run by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the NH Department of Fish & Game.

Barry Conservation Camp has been making summer magic happen for New Hampshire youth since 1984 and educates young people about wildlife, natural resources and helps them develop life and leadership skills. And when camp is over, youth bring those new skills back home to their communities.

Registration opens 2/24/2023 at 12:00 a.m. You will need to create an account in 4-H Online before you can register for a camp session - this would be best to do before registration opens. Instructions on how to do this can be found under the REGISTRATION INFORMATION button. 

The regiSTRATION link for 4-H online is also found under the REGISTRATION INFORMATION button - this is where you will need to go to find the camp sessions to register. 

March 23 - We still have open camp sessions! Please see the list below: 

(please sign up through the waitlist if that is the only available option and we will move your camper into their camp session and notify you once it's been approved)
  • Shooting Sports Camp - Female: 5 openings | Male: FULL
  • Fish Camp - Female: 3 openings | Male: FULL
  • North Country Adventure - Female: 3 openings | Male: FULL
  • Junior Conservation Officer Camp - Female:  2 openings | Male: 4 openings
  • Mini Camp - Female: FULL | Male: FULL
  • On the Wildside Camp - Female: FULL | Male: FULL
  • Hunter Ed Camp - Female: FULL | Male: FULL

2023 Camp Sessions

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4-H Shooting Sports

June 25 - 30
Ages 10 -16

Certified instructors will help youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, and the basic principles of hunting. Previous shooting sports experience is preferred, but not essential.

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Kids building a shelter.
Mini Camp

July 5 – 8
Ages 8 - 12

Mini-Camp is perfect for first-timer campers and younger children! Learn about nature, try your hand at crafts, explore outdoor games, sing around the campfire...this week has it all.

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A boy fishing.
Fish Camp

July 9 - 14
Ages 10 - 16

Novice anglers will learn the basic skills and equipment needed to get started fishing while campers with more experience will work on improving their fishing skills.

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3 kids in a canoe on a lake.
4-H On the Wild Side

July 16 - 21
Ages 10 - 16

Paddle a canoe, fillet a fish and cook it over an open fire, sleep under the stars, learn how to observe nature, climb a mountain, swim in a pond, create nature crafts and more.

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A summer camper getting trained in firearm safety.
Hunter Education

July 23 - 28
Ages 12 - 16

Join NH Fish and Game Department Hunter Education staff, volunteer instructors and camp counselors to learn and practice safe, responsible and ethical hunting.

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Youth scrambling up on a steep rock.
North Country Adventure

July 30 - Aug 4
Ages 12 - 16

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.

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Two Fish and Game officers standing in front of a trailer.
Junior Conservation Officer

August 6 - 9
Ages 14 - 17

This session is for older campers who are interested in learning about outdoor careers. New Hampshire Conservation Officers will be at camp all week and will be teaching a host of fun, exciting and interesting sessions.

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