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Teen Conservation Weekend

girls viewing mountains from overlookTeens ages 15-17 are invited to spend a weekend full of fun and adventure at the Edward F Kehoe Conservation Camp. Participants will spend the weekend participating on activities taught by department biologists, wardens and other staff. We’ll spend the first night in the cabins, and then head out to a remote campsite with meals cooked on an open fire and campers sleeping in tents under the stars. Activities throughout the weekend will be centered around aquatic ecosystems this year, and will include fishing, boating, aquatic biology, and fish processing and cooking. Non-aquatic actives will include 3-D archery, telemetry, wildlife biology, and more!

This is a perfect way to unplug and engage with peers outdoors before heading back to the classroom. Space is limited so register today! Please note: Teen Conservation Weekend is a co-ed event.

Date:  Friday, August 18, 2023 - Sunday, August 20, 2023. Arrival on Friday is at 6:45pm and departure on Sunday is at 4:00pm.
(Please note: Participants will be expected to eat dinner before arrival on Friday evening. Snacks will be available.)  

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

Cost: $125.00 (Scholarships available upon request)


  • Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years old.
  • Teens will be expected to only bring gear that they can carry themselves, as they will participate in a backpacking trip to a remote pond for camping and fishing. 


To register, please complete the following application and send electronically or via mail to:

VT Fish & Wildlife Department
Attn: GMCC- Teen Weekend
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620

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