Fly Fishing Adventure Camp, The Institute

Fly Fishing Adventure Camp, The Institute

Monday July 24th & Tuesday July 25th * 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Area students are invited to join The Institute at Orvis Hill Country in Fairfield, Pa. for a 2-day outdoor adventure camp—learn all about fly fishing, the art of fly-tying and so much more on the beautiful property of Orvis Hill Country.
The camp is part of The Institute’s series of DISCOVER programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17), and the program combines fly fishing with earth science, limnology and biology.
The camp runs for two days, Monday & Tuesday July 24 & 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Three program rotations each day feature a variety of activities; a break for lunch is also part of the schedule.
With instruction by Orvis’s fishing experts, students will learn fly fishing essentials like rod rigging and essential knots, gear and tackle, stream entomology, fly selection, how to “read water,” and how to play, land, and safely release fish. 
In addition, Institute staff will guide students in learning about freshwater biology, including pond vegetation as well as macroinvertebrates and other aquatic “critters” like fish and amphibians that inhabit fresh water bodies in our region.
Limnology—the study of biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes and other bodies of fresh water—will also be introduced during the camp.
An “exploration hike” in the nearby woods, guided by an Institute faculty naturalist, allows students to discover many wonders of nature and will include forest ecology, geology, and plant identification. 
The camp is open to students who have completed grades 5 through 12 (ages 10 to 17).
The fee is $100 for members of The Institute, and $110 for the general public.
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Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser, Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center

Saturday May 20th, 2023 * 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Save the date!
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The funds raised from our Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser will benefit our Summer Camp, which reaches around 400 youth annually, by providing food, medical supplies, speakers, and staffing.
Some of the monies will also go to the Free the Gospel program for families in need to have their camp costs covered.
This year’s theme for Summer Camp is the Amazing Race, focusing on Hebrews 12.

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Call the Totem Pole Playhouse Box Office in order to register: (717)-352-2164

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Call the Totem Pole Playhouse Box Office in order to register: (717)-352-2164