Get a Kid Hooked on Fly Fishing

Every year Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School partner on a great summer camp program in Hancock, NY that teaches kids (ages 12-17) about the sport of fly fishing and the importance of river conservation. Your sponsorship will help ensure that deserving kids are able to spend part of their summer in a healthy outdoor activity.

Camp participants will learn how to gear up before getting on the water, fly casting, fly tying, basic entomology and river ecology. With a little luck, our campers will also learn how to handle and release fish after they are caught in one of the local ponds or on the river! All of these skills will be taught by some of the very best nationally known guides and anglers on the Delaware River.

By the time our kids leave the camp, they will be well versed in the basic elements of fly fishing and will have gained a new appreciation for the value of protecting our fragile natural resources. This single experience will very likely trigger a lifelong passion for angling adventure and a commitment to sound conservation practices.

The program takes place in Hancock, NY in the headwaters of the magnificent Upper Delaware River in the scenic Catskill Mountains. Canfield Camp will offer two separate one week sessions: June 23 - June 30, 2019 or August 4 -11, 2019. Our kids will be staying at the fabulous French Woods Sports and Arts Center summer camp and will have access to all of the amenities of this beautiful facility (see the French Woods website). We need your help! Please consider sponsoring our campers this year. Your generous donation will help cultivate the next generation of fly fishers and instill in them a river stewardship ethic that will last a lifetime!



Sponsor a Kid this year at the Canfield Fly Fishing Camp! Your generous donation will help supplement core funding from the Canfield family:

  • Ensure that underprivileged kids have an opportunity to attend a full, week-long camp session

  • Support our professional staff, help procure top notch fly tying materials and fly fishing gear

  • Ensure that each student goes home fully equipped with a high quality fly rod outfit and a fly tying kit

  • Support the work of Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR), the leading voice for river protection and restoration in the upper Delaware watershed.

Fly Fishing Camp Fees:

  • $1725.00 – (This gold level sponsorship will support one camper for one full session and you will receive a lifetime membership to FUDR and a framed group photo acknowledging your donation)

  • $750.00 - Rainbow Trout Level (Annual FUDR membership)

  • $500.00 - Brown Trout Level (Annual FUDR membership)

  • $250.00 - Brook Trout Level (Annual FUDR membership)

We want to make sure every kid can attend, so any level of donation will be greatly appreciated! Your donation is fully tax deductible If you are interested in sponsoring a child, contact us at or call FUDR at (570) 575-7803.



FUDR Office, Front St, Hancock, NY

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