Fly Fishing Camp – 2-Day Summer Day Camp

Fish for some of Northwest Montana's most iconic species

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Distance

1.5 Miles

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Elevation Gain

50 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy

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Cost Per Person

$350

Hike Overview

Ages 9-11

Let’s learn about fly fishing! This camp is a great intro into the world of fly fishing, a perfect beginner’s experience. Your camper will learn how to cast, tie knots, and proper fish identification. Hopefully by the end of camp all we will hear is “FISH ON!!”

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Fly Fishing Camp – 2-Day Summer Day Camp

Hike Overview Continued

Educational Guided Tour
Ages: 9-11

Let’s learn about fly fishing! This camp is a great intro into the world of fly fishing, a perfect beginner’s experience. Your camper will learn how to cast, tie knots, and proper fish identification. Hopefully by the end of camp all we will hear is “FISH ON!!”

Meeting Place: Glacier Institute Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

Check-in: 10:00 a.m.

Check-out: 4:00 p.m.

What’s Included in your Trip Fee: All meals, lodging, transportation, and fun!

**A valid Montana fishing license is required for all campers 12 years and older. You can purchase a 2-day license for the camp dates or a full 2022 season fishing license at http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/license/ (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website).

**Please let us know as soon as possible if your child has any special requirements (dietary, medical, physical, etc.) so we may meet their needs. You may send snacks with your child, but all food must be stored in special bins in the Mess Hall to avoid any curious critters visiting our bunkhouses.

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What to Expect On Your Fly Fishing Summer | Youth Day Camp

Campers will spend time exploring a variety of trails in the Flathead National Forest. We will stop often to learn about the amazing natural history of the area. All campers will be taught trail etiquette, how to stay hydrated, and Leave No Trace principles.

Hike Details

  • This Glacier Institute program meets at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
  • The program will begin 10 a.m. on day 1 and ends at 4 p.m. on the final day. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Current Montana Fishing License, you can purchase one at ols.fwp.mt.gov
  • There is a maximum number of 24 campers per camp.
  • This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.

Youth Scholarships are available Apply Now

What to Bring

We spend as much time as possible outside in the sun, rain, snow, wind, and mud, and there are a few important gear items you are going to need. Labeling your belongings with your name is a fantastic way to make sure they all make it home with you. We do not have the ability to do laundry at our facility, so please pack accordingly.

  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • 1-2 liter Water Bottle
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field Notebook with pencils

Download complete checklist here