Annual Illinois Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp

Note:  We are now accepting applications for the 2024 youth camp.  

The 14th annual edition of the Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing camp is scheduled for July 21-26, 2024 on the Au Sable River near Grayling, Michigan.  Girls and boys aged 13 to 18 are eligible to apply.

The camp provides an outstanding opportunity for youth to learn fly fishing for wild stream trout on the pristine Michigan stream where Trout Unlimited was founded, while also learning about conservation of our coldwater environment.  Food, lodging, transportation and equipment are provided.

The camp mission is to develop the next generation of coldwater conservation advocates while also providing a rigorous introduction to the sport of fly fishing on the famed Au Sable River in Michigan. 

Please see the following links to downloadable 2024 Youth Camp info: 

1) A one page camp flyer suitable for printing:  2024 IL TU Youth Camp Flyer

2) A camp application:  2024 IL TU Youth Camp Application

3 ) A camp slide show presentation: 2024 IL TU Youth Camp Presentation

For more information, please contact:

Dan LaFave, Youth Camp Director:  [email protected]
Willie Beshire, Former Chairman, TU Illinois Council:   [email protected]