Send a Kid to Fly Fishing Camp!

August 6, 2017 – August 13, 2017 all-day
French Woods Sports and Arts Center
Chapel Hill Rd
Hancock, NY 13783
* Contact Organizer
Pete Grimbilas
Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School partner on a great summer camp program in Hancock, NY that teaches kids (ages 12-17) about the sport of fly fishing and the importance of river conservation. All of these skills will be taught by some of the very best nationally known guides and anglers on the Delaware River system.

First-time Camp participants will learn how to gear up before getting on the water with a new complementary Orvis fly rod and reel outfit.  Fly casting, fly tying, techniques & presentation, basic entomology, and river ecology are all part of the curriculum. With a little luck, our campers will also learn how to handle and release fish after they are caught in one of the local ponds or on the river.  There will also be an advanced session for return campers to build on the skills they have already learned.  Field trips to renowned Catskill fly fishing camps plus a full day fishing trip to private waters on the famed Beaverkill River is also planned.

By the time our kids leave the camp, they will be well versed in the basic elements of fly fishing and will have gained a new appreciation for the value of protecting our fragile natural resources. This single experience will very likely trigger a lifelong passion for angling adventure and a commitment to natural resource conservation.


Each session will offer a beginner course and an advanced course.

Our kids will be staying at the fabulous French Woods Sports and Arts Center summer camp and will have access to all of the amenities of this beautiful facility (see

To sign up, please fill out the questionnaire and email it to

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