Our 2022 WI Land+Water High School Conservation Camp was held on June 20-23 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.

The high school camp kicked off a hot day with team-building activities, swimming, and learning safety procedures like T-rescues used when your canoe capsizes. Campers enjoyed a field trip to beautiful Lake Superior, Rainbow Falls, and a tour of CCC Camp Mercer. The day concluded with tie-dying camp t-shirts, building birdhouses, and fishing.

Students put their canoeing skills to the test by canoeing the Turtle Flambeau Flowage where they got to meet with the Flowage Manager; a Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspector; and two fisheries biologists. The final day of camp was spent with a primitive skills presentation, more birdhouse building, shirt tie-dying wrap-up, and fishing awards.

We want to thank our amazing camp counselors for their hard work and wish a special farewell and a very happy retirement to Greg “Fish” Leonard, Eau Claire County Conservationist. Fish spearheaded the early morning fishing crew at camp and is passionate about teaching the next generation to paddle on.

After two years, we were excited that our camps are back and that students are eager to attend again. Moving forward, we hope that the students who age out of our Middle School Camp will feed into our High School Camp.

Please like our WI Land+Water Youth Education Facebook page where you can view more camp photos!