In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Murray State University announced that it will not host any summer camps this year. As a result, FLW is replacing its traditional High School Fishing Camp, scheduled for July 22-24, with a series of free minicamps held in conjunction with FLW Pro Circuit tournaments. Campers already registered will receive a full refund and are invited to participate in any of the minicamps.
Each camp will be held on a Saturday and will provide instruction from top pros and industry executives for students, coaches and boat captains.
Participants will check in onsite and receive a free camp T-shirt, free product from participating sponsors and a free lakeside cookout. Campers will have time to practice their newfound skills with some fishing from the bank and will be invited to help mentor grade-school children during an FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby held at the same location.
Each of the first two camps will conclude at the start of the Pro Circuit weigh-in with participating campers recognized on the FLW LIVE webcast. The third camp will be held at the Pro Circuit Title championship with camp integrated into opening-day festivities.
“We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our annual High School Fishing Camp, but we are excited to replace it with three minicamps that will allow many more young anglers the opportunity to attend,” said FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager Kathy Fennel. “We believe the minicamps will provide students, coaches and boat captains a fantastic opportunity to learn and network.”
Registration for the minicamps is now open. To sign up for each camp, or for more information, visit FLWFishing.com/camp.
Minicamp Dates and Locations
> June 13 – TVA Dam Boat Launch (Cherokee Lake) - 2805 TN-92, Jefferson City, Tenn.
> July 25 – Lake Dardanelle State Park (Lake Dardanelle) - 2428 Marina Rd, Russellville, Ark.
> Aug. 8 – Massena Intake Boat Launch (St. Lawrence River) - 1415 State Hwy 131, Massena, N.Y.