Teen Conservation Weekend

girls viewing mountains from overlookTeens ages 15-17 are invited to spend the weekend outdoors participating in outdoor recreation, learning about Vermont’s natural resources, and getting hands-on experience in hunting, fishing, hiking, and more.

Weekend activities Include: Hunter Education, Let’s Go Fishing, biology/ecology, backpacking and camping

This is a perfect way to unplug and engage with peers outdoors before heading back to the classroom. 

Teen Conservation Weekend Procedure Under Covid

Dates:  August 14-15 for Girls | August 21-22 for Boys

  • Participant arrival will be staggered between 8:00-9:00 on Saturday morning. 
  • Pick-up will be staggered between 3:00-4:00 Sunday afternoon. 

Location: Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp, Castleton VT 

Cost: $100.00 (Scholarships available)


  • All participants are required to complete their Hunter and Bowhunter certification classes ahead of time. (July 31 deadline to complete)
  • Teens will be expected to only bring gear that they can carry themselves, as they will participate in an backpacking trip to a remote pond for camping and fishing. 

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Any questions can be directed to Hannah Phelps (Hannah.Phelps@vermont.gov) or at 802-249-4199. 


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.