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Bryant Pond 4-H Camp Receives Scholarship Support

Bryant Pond, Maine University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond is one of two programs to receive $60,000 from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s annual Moose Hunting Permit Auction for its youth conservation education summer camp programming.

Umaine ExtensionBryant Pond 4-H CampThe department auctions 10 moose hunting permits annually to applicants who submit the highest bids through a written bid process. All funds from the sale of these permits, including bidding fees, are deposited into a nonlapsing fund to be used to pay the costs to administer the program and to fund youth conservation education programs in Maine. Winning bids for 2013 ranged from $10,191.11 to $11,734.56.

The Bryant Pond 4-H Camp awards these funds as $250 scholarships toward the cost of many of its summer camp programs. These scholarships are for Maine residents only, are all one-time use and issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Bryant Pond program has been a recipient of these funds since the moose permit legislation was enacted in 1995. As a result, hundreds of Maine young people have used the scholarship funds to attend a summer session of “Conservation Camp,” earning their boating or hunter safety certification.

More information about University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center’s programs is online (umaine.edu/bryantpond/summer-camp). For summer camp scholarship information, contact Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, 207.665.2068.

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