The Department has developed Camp North Woods to provide opportunities to youth and their families to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine's natural resources. The camp has also been established to build upon the overwhelming interest by youth who have grown to love the hit TV series on Animal Planet, North Woods Law.
Camp North Woods will be held at and hosted by the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Camp staff and instructors will include Maine Game Wardens from North Woods Law, Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists, Recreational Safety Coordinators, Information and Education staff as well as staff from Bryant Pond. An all-boys camp will be held July 15-19 and an all-girls camp is planned for July 29-August 2. Each week will accommodate 48 campers and will provide hands-on learning opportunities in a number of outdoor related activities in a safe and comfortable environment. Campers will be joined by their parent(s) or guardian(s) for the last two days of camp for a family field day and overnight.
Because there are a limited number of spaces at Camp North Woods, a chance lottery will be held on June 8. Campers may enter the drawing for a chance to attend Camp North Woods if they will be at least 8 years of age by July 15 and no older than 12 years of age on August 2. Each child may enter the drawing only once. The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds will go to support Camp North Woods. Interested campers can apply online by visiting the Camp North Woods Lottery service. Deadline to apply for the lottery is June 1. If selected, campers will be responsible for the $400 tuition fee to attend the camp.
The online service was developed at no cost to Maine taxpayers and was created by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in partnership with the state’s eGovernment portal provider, InforME. The North Woods Camp Lottery service enhances the popular suite of online outdoor and recreational services currently available through Maine.gov.
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