The monthly CVTU membership meeting will be held on June 23rd and not on the 16th. This month’s meeting will take place on Messiah University’s campus just across the covered bridge. CVTU’s Rivers Camp will be going on that week. Come join us, bring your kids and grand kids, so all of you can watch this year’s students’ fish the evening hatch and learn about Rivers Camp from the camp staff. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be served…be sure to bring a chair. Seating is extremely limited.

Our Rivers Camp was the first youth conservation and fly-fishing camp in the country. In October 1994 Dr. Jack Beck and Enoch S. “Inky” Moore developed the idea of a coldwater conservation youth camp. The purpose of the camp would be to educate the best and brightest teenagers about the importance of coldwater conservation. Jack’s reasoning was that the leaders in high school today are the leaders of their communities tomorrow, and whether they become bankers, township supervisors, lawyers, or TU leaders it is necessary to teach them the importance of clean cold water.

The first Rivers Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp was held at Allenberry in 1995 on the Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs. Thirty-two youths attended the five-day camp. The camp is flourishing today, but at Messiah College about ten miles downstream from Allenberry.

Today there are over 20 youth conservation and fly-fishing camps across the U.S. whose curriculum follows what Inky and Jack started over 25 years ago. Come and join us, kick back and have some coffee and sweets, and learn about what happens at Camp every year beginning on Father’s Day. We look forward to seeing you there.

See you there!