Registration open to attend Camp North Woods at Bryant Pond

Registration is open for the chance lottery to attend Camp North Woods, a co-educational overnight camp for youth ages 9–13 to learn lifelong outdoor skills and the importance of sustaining Maine’s natural resources.

University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond hosts Camp North Woods. Staff from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) and Bryant Pond instruct and mentor campers.

Attendees have hands-on experiences in rifle, shotgun, archery, map and compass, outdoor survival, canoe and kayak, boating safety, ATV safety, deer and turkey hunting, trapping, open-water fishing, fly tying, fly casting and more.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so campers are selected through a chance lottery. The registration fee of $635 includes meals, lodging and instruction. Maine resident campers selected may be eligible to receive a $300 scholarship from MDIFW.

The application deadline for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. April 5; 60 boys and 60 girls will be selected in the drawing April 10.

Important changes are in place this year. Youth who have already attended Camp North Woods cannot apply in 2019. Eligible youth not selected in the lottery will be placed on an alternate list and will be contacted if a spot opens. Campers who previously have received a conservation scholarship for another safety program aren’t eligible for a Camp North Woods scholarship. More information, including registration, is online.