NOVA Camp: Fly Fishing Adventures Will Hook Campers
Each KSS NOVA Day Camp (ages 11-13) provides campers with lifelong skills through the infusion of Science, Adventure, and FUN! NOVA Camp: Fly Fishing Adventures, June 24th-28th, is a perfect example of teaching outdoor skills and science. Throughout the week, campers will learn casting technique along with the lifecycle of all things living in and around our Colorado mountain rivers. After this program campers will understand terms like back cast, chironomid, dropper, and the hatch.
This NOVA Camp teaches our campers much more than just the art of fishing. Campers will learn how to imitate a fly on water with seasoned professionals from Trout Unlimited. This includes learning about water ecology, macroinvertebrates, knot tying, and how to look at a river and seasonal hatches to determine which fly provides the highest opportunity for success.
Campers will practice casting on dry land before testing their new skills in the cool streams of our local Colorado Rivers. With any luck, campers will even catch a trout or two.
During this jam-packed week, campers will also visit the Leadville Fish Hatchery and learn about the conservation of fish, how rivers are repopulated, and the impact healthy streams can have on the environment and economy. Whether it’s socializing with a school of peers at the Hatchery in Leadville or learning to cast by the side of a river, campers will be reeling with laughter.