Hillsborough County’s summer nature camps teach local children a winning combination of conservation and sportsmanship. The successful program even hooked one of the biggest names in fishing — Guy Harvey.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is donating $10,000 worth of fishing equipment and supplies to the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department for use during a series of two-week camps scheduled between June 16 and August 8, 2014. The Guy Harvey Saltwater Fishing Camps will take place at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin and the Upper Tampa Bay Park in Tampa.
More than 300 lucky kids will have the opportunity to become world-class anglers. The Guy Harvey Saltwater Fishing Camps in Hillsborough County are open to boys and girls ages 9 – 15 years of age. Camps provide daily fishing instruction, educational seminars, plus outings and excursions. The camp cost is $120 per child, with some income-based scholarships available. Online camp registration begins on May 7, and space is limited.
The goal of the Guy Harvey Saltwater Fishing Camp donation is to expand fishing opportunities and provide outdoor conservation education and stewardship opportunities to the youth of Florida. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida on behalf of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network have recognized Hillsborough County’s youth summer fishing camp programs for offering superior conservation education.
To register for Hillsborough County’s summer Guy Harvey Saltwater Fishing Camps, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Parks . For more information, call the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at 813-635-3500.