Summers are meant to be an outdoor adventure


It’s an outdoor adventure of a lifetime, and everyone 14- to 17-years-old who is interested in the outdoors, conservation, wetlands, wildlife, science, and the environment, has a chance to be a part of it. Applications are now open for Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) 2011 Canadian Wetland Adventure Camp (CWAC).

Ten applicants from across Canada will be selected by DUC to spend August 6 to 12, 2011  at the world renowned Oak Hammock Marsh and Delta Marsh in Southern Manitoba. The action-packed week includes activities like duck and songbird banding, radio telemetry, geocaching, decoy carving, wilderness survival, camping, canoeing, and much more.

“It’s a chance for teens to see hands-on what DUC scientists and staff do to conserve wetlands, and have fun doing it,” said Rick Wishart, Director of Education for DUC. “It’s going to be a week packed with activities and a great way to learn new skills while developing a stronger appreciation for wetlands and wildlife.”

Applications are online and must be submitted by June 15, 2011. All applicants will be asked to outline what they’ve done for the environment, and what their plans are after high school including post-secondary education and career goals.

The camp fee for Canadian residents is $500 and covers all food, lodging, programs and expenses. DUC will provide Canadian participants with complimentary airfare or transportation to join DUC from anywhere in Canada. Camp fee for non-Canadian residents is $2,000. The British Columbia Waterfowl Society has provided a full bursary to offset all costs for one BC teen to attend the camp and sponsors are being sought for other provinces. DUC can assist with letters of support and information on tax receipts for campers looking for donations from within their local community to offset their camp fees.

You’re not a typical teenager so why settle for a typical summer camp. Make a difference and join the outdoor adventure camp of a lifetime today. Applications are online at Also, check out our website for reflections from past camp participants.