The schedule shown below is an approximation of time and may be adjusted when necessary.
We are excited about the wonderful and fun educational experience we have to share with your child, or your family. The Fly Shop® has been instructing, outfitting, and guiding anglers all over the world for over thirty years, and we've specialized in working with young anglers at FishCamp™ since 1998. Over the years we've developed a detailed program to maximize the quality of the experience at FishCamp™, focusing on instruction, fun, and great fishing! A sample itinerary is displayed below.
* Our Family FishCamp™ Itinerary is very similar to the itinerary shown below, the main difference merely that at Family Camp, the entire family participates together and enjoys quality family time throughout the week at camp.
Day of Arrival:
We ask that FishCampers arrive at Antelope Creek Ranch around 12:00 pm on the day of arrival. This gives everyone an opportunity to check into their cabins, meet their counselors and fellow campers, then enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch with their families.
12:00 pm: Check-In: Cabins assigned, name tags, fanny packs, hats, water bottles passed out to campers 12:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm: Introduction to Fly Fishing: Slide show and general overview 2:00 pm: Goodbye to parents 2:30 pm: Ice breakers with the group (Liar, Liar/TP Game) 3:00 pm: Get to know your Conselors & Camp Tour (Rules) 3:30 pm: First Aid Basics/Leave-No-Trace 4:00 pm: Putting the rod together & equipment: Assign and string up the rods 4:30 pm: Casting: Hand and arm position, grip, rod loading, and roll casting 5:30 pm: Fish Handling: how to hook, fight, land, and release fish 6:00 pm: Dinner 7:00 pm: Knots 101: Improved Clinch Knot 7:30 pm: Let's go FISHING!!! 9:30 pm: Showers and free time 10:30 pm: Brush teeth, journal writing, and lights out
7:30 am: Wake-up call and hot chocolate 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Casting: Roll cast review, basic overhead fly cast (pick-up-and-lay-down cast) 10:00 am: Let's go FISHING!!! 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Reading the Water: classroom presentation discussing different water types, how to find the fish, where to wade, etc. 1:45 pm: Walk the stream with each counselor, explaining stalking, shoreline cover, spotting fish, etc. 2:00 pm: Safe wading techniques in the stream 2:30 pm: Snacks at camp and free time 3:00 pm: Knots 101: Clinch Knot Review & Double Surgeon's Knot 3:30 pm: Games: Egg Toss 4:00 pm: Let's go FISHING!!! 6:00 pm: Dinner 7:00 pm: Fly tying in the classroom 9:00 pm: Showers and free time 9:30 pm: Campfire: Chubby Bunny 10:30 pm: Brush teeth, journal writing, and lights out
7:30 am: Wake-up call and hot chocolate 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Casting: Roll cast review, basic overhead fly cast review, false casting and shooting line, adding distance to your cast 10:00 am: Let's go FISHING!!! 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Entomology: classroom presentation discussing bugs, what fish eat, etc. 2:00 pm: Bug collecting in the creek, identifying insects 3:00 pm: Snacks at camp and free time 3:30 pm: Knots 101: Review Clinch Knot, Surgeon's Knot, and Perfection Loop 4:00 pm: Let's go FISHING!!! 6:00 pm: Dinner 7:00 pm: Fly tying in the classroom 9:00 pm: Showers and free time 9:30 pm: Campfire: Old Time Radio Stories 10:30 pm: Brush teeth, journal writing, and lights out
7:30 am: Wake-up call and hot chocolate 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00 am: Fly Casting review casting games 10:00 am: Let's go FISHING!!! 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Nature hike 2:00 pm: Games and free time 4:00 pm: Option: Fishing with counselors, fly tying in the classroom, or casting practice (double haul) 6:00 pm: Dinner 7:00 pm: Fly tying in the classroom: Creative Fly Tying Contest 9:00 pm: Showers and free time 9:30 pm: Campfire: S'More's & Old Time Radio Stories 10:30 pm: Brush teeth, journal writing, and lights out
7:30 am: Wake-up call and hot chocolate 8:00 am: Breakfast 8:30 am: Clean up and pack up, pass out T-Shirts 9:00 am: Free fishing time 10:00 am: Parents begin to arrive 10:30 am: The Test: FishCampers show off what they've learned 11:00 am: Graduation and awards ceremony 11:30 am: Lunch 12:30 pm: Camp Closed, thanks for coming, see you next year!
What to Bring:
• 2 pairs of sunglasses (polarized is best)
• Sleeping Bag
• Twin fitted sheet for bed
• Towel and Washcloth
• Bath Robe (optional)
• Bag for dirty clothes
• Rainjacket/windbreaker (brief summer storms are possible)
• Sweatshirt (it is cool in the mornings and evenings)
• Clothes (Plenty of shorts, jeans, T-shirts, socks, underwear, sweatshirt, sweat pants, and PJs)
• Teva, Chaco, or any kind of sandal or shoe/wading boot that can get wet (no flip-flops for fishing)
• Old pair of shoes or hiking boots
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Bug repellent
• Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (plus any additional toiletries)
• Camera (the waterproof disposables work great)
• Fishing Vest (optional – a fanny pack will be supplied)
Please do not bring radios, CD players, tape recorders, or cell phones (no signal on the ranch). Please do not bring candy or sodas to camp. Any contraband items such as tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons will be confiscated and are subject for dismissal from camp. The Fly Shop® cannot be responsible for any items brought by your child. Parents please do not buy new clothes. Old clothes are better; children can play and do activities in them without worry.
Making Reservations to FishCamp™
To make a reservation, please give us a call at 800-669-3474 during business hours any day of the week, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We can give you the answers you need, detailed explanations to questions you might have, or check on availability and confirm your reservation in minutes.