Annual Illinois Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp

Note:  We are now accepting applications for the 2023 youth camp.  

The 14th annual edition of the Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing camp is scheduled for July 16-21, 2023 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 2023 Youth Camp info: 

1) A one page camp flyer suitable for printing:  2023 TU Youth Camp Flyer

2) A camp application: 2023 TU Youth Camp Application

3 ) A camp slide show presentation: 2023 TU Youth Camp Presentation

For more information, please contact:

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