Youth Conservation Camp scheduled in Black Hills

Posted April 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm

In its 50th year, the South Dakota Wildlife Federation (SDWF) in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks will sponsor its annual Youth Conservation Camp, June 2 – 8, at Camp Bob Marshall in the Black Hills near Custer State Park.

High School students, both boys and girls, are eligible to attend camp. Young people who enjoy the out of doors, hunting and fishing will find camp a unique learning experience. Campers will have the opportunity to select from a number of classes that range from shooting which includes rifle, shotgun, handgun and muzzle loading, archery, fly fishing, reservoir fishing, turkey hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, stream ecology, GPS skills, birding in the Black Hills and many more. Campers also will be learning the message of conservation.

Photos from past camps can be viewed at our Facebook page: SDWF Youth Conservation Camp.

Sportsman’s clubs and many Soil Conservation Districts across South Dakota sponsor students to attend camp. A camper application can be printed from the South Dakota Wildlife Federation website. Go to and click on the conservation camp section. For more information, contact Camp Director, Mike McKernan, PO Box 246, Murdo SD 57559, phone 605-669-2829, e-mail