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Fly Fishing Adventure Camp

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 2, 2024

Learn to Fly Fish!

Registration open—see form below

Fly Fishing Camp—Two Days of Summer Fun and Learning

Area students are invited to join Buttonwood Nature Center, Home of The Institute at Orvis Hill Country in Fairfield, Pa. for a 2-day outdoor adventure camp—learn all about fly fishing, the art of fly-tying and so much more on the beautiful property of Orvis Hill Country.

The camp is part of Buttonwood’s series of DISCOVER programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17), and the program combines fly fishing with earth science, limnology and biology.

The camp runs for two days, Monday & Tuesday July 1 & 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Three program rotations each day feature a variety of activities; a break for lunch is also part of the schedule.

With instruction by Orvis’s fishing experts, students will learn fly fishing essentials like rod rigging and essential knots, gear and tackle, stream entomology, fly selection, how to “read water,” and how to play, land, and safely release fish. 

In addition, Buttonwood staff will guide students in learning about freshwater biology, including pond vegetation as well as macroinvertebrates and other aquatic “critters” like fish and amphibians that inhabit fresh water bodies in our region.

Limnology—the study of biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes and other bodies of fresh water—will also be introduced during the camp.

An “exploration hike” in the nearby woods, guided by a Buttonwood Nature Center faculty naturalist, allows students to discover many wonders of nature and will include forest ecology, geology, and plant identification. 

The camp is open to students who have completed grades 5 through 12 (ages 10 to 17).

The fee is $100 for members of Buttonwood Nature Center/The Institute, and $110 for the general public. (NOTE: Fees to be confirmed)

This program is supported in part by our Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. 

Register here.



July 2
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Orvis Hill Country
519 Gladhill Rd
Fairfield, PA 17320 United States
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