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For high school students looking to get into the great outdoors this summer, space is still available in the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Teen Conservation Weekend on August 14-15. Up to 25 participants, ages 14-17, will spend the weekend backpacking and camping at a remote pond at the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Castleton.

Biologists, local game wardens and staff with lead activities like archery in the woods and teach about topics including local food systems. Campers will learn orienteering through map and compass activities and there will be a K9 demonstration with a warden dog trained in search and rescue. Fish and Wildlife educational specialist Corey Hart will take campers fishing and teach them about the ecology of the pond.

“The pond is beautiful. It’s very remote. You can’t drive to it. There are all kinds of lilies and lily pads. The lack of development is really what I love about it. It seems like we’re in the middle of nowhere,” said camp coordinator Hannah Phelps.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Cat is a multimedia journalist for Seven Days and Kids VT. Her multimedia storytelling series Vermont Visionaries spotlights role models and people inspiring kids. The video series also appears on WCAX.

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