AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (https://www.maine.gov/ifw/) created Camp North Woods in 2015 to provide opportunities for youth and their families to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine’s natural resources.
Camp North Woods will again 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, Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, recreational safety coordinators, information and education staff as well as staff from Bryant Pond.
A co-ed overnight camp for children ages 9-11 will be held July 15-20, 2018 and a co-ed overnight camp for children ages 11-13 is planned for July 29-August 3. This year, each week will accommodate 100 campers, 50 boys and 50 girls. This camp 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 day (Friday) of camp for a family field day.
Because there are a limited number of spaces at Camp North Woods, a chance lottery will be held on April 11. Campers may enter the drawing for a chance to attend Camp North Woods if they will be at least 9 years of age by July 15, 2018 and no older than 13 years of age on August 3, 2018. Each child may enter the drawing only once. The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds will go to support Camp North Woods. Both residents and non-residents of Maine may apply and lottery winners will be composed of 70 percent Maine residents and 30 percent non-residents, and 50 percent boys and 50 percent girls.
If selected in the lottery, the registration fee is $435 for Maine residents and $635 for non-residents, which includes meals, lodging and instruction for the week.
Interested campers can apply for the online lottery by visiting http://www.maine.gov/online/camplottery. The online lottery service was developed at no cost in partnership with the state’s digital government services provider, InforME.
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