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Camp scholarship available for Cavendish youth

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association is offering a full scholarship to one young adult from Cavendish between the ages of 12-14 for a one week session at the Edward F. Kehoe Conservation Camp located on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton.

Separate weeks are offered for girls and boys but either may apply. The Camp is operated by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, and promotes young people's awareness and understanding of natural resource management. Youth attending the Conservation Camp will have the opportunity to learn about Vermont's natural resources such as fishing, hunting, hiking and camping.

Fly fishing, fly tying and casting, firearm safety, archery, canoeing, camping and hiking, forestry, botany and learning about Vermont wildlife are just some of the activities offered.  The camp has a tremendous reputation with youth and adults from all over the state and we have heard first hand from Cavendish residents about the positive experiences their children have had.

If you would like to apply for the scholarship please write a brief letter on why you like the outdoors and what outdoor activities you enjoy, and send it to Tim O'Donoghue, 733 Newton Rd., Proctorsville Vt. 05153. Please send your letter no later than May 7 and Tim will be in touch with the winner within a week.  If you have any questions, call Tim at 226-7023. You can read more about the camp at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website