June 18-20, 2024
Sportsman’s Paradise, White’s Ranch
Paradise, Utah


“Give a [person] a fish and you feed [the person] for a day; teach a [person] to fish and you feed [the person] for a lifetime.” Maimonides, Spanish Philosopher (March 30, 1135 – December 13, 1204).


Teen Trout Camp

The program is designed for mature teenagers between 13 -17 years of age who want to learn all aspects of fly fishing. The focus of this camp is to have fun while learning and perfecting a new lifelong sport. No prior experience or equipment is needed. All required gear (rods, reels, vests, flies, line, etc.) is provided. Instruction is from qualified and experienced volunteers. This is a three day, sleep away camp with appropriate separation and supervision in cabins, dorms, or tents. All meals and snacks are included. Participants learn casting, fly selection, fishing technique, knots, fly tying, entomology, and fishing etiquette.This event is limited to 14 participants, and enrollments are taken on a first- come, first served basis. After the first 14 participants have enrolled, additional participants will be placed on a wait list in the order that their applications are received. Guardians will be responsible for drop off and pick up their child / participant at Paradise Ranch. At pick-up on the third day you will be given the opportunity to fish with your child for a few hours and, if desired, have dinner at the Ranch for an optional additional cost. All adult mentors and volunteers are required to pass police background checks prior to receiving approval to participate in the program. All are trained in working with young people and are experienced fly fishers.

Cost for this event is $300.00 per participant and payment in advance is due upon submission of this form. The cost is refundable, with the exception of an $9 service fee, provided the participant cancels on or before May 15, 2024. Guardians also will need to sign a standard release form and both guardians and participants will need to sign a photo waiver as our sponsors would like the option to use any of the photos taken.

If you wish to support our cause by donating to sponsor underprivileged children, becoming a mentor, contributing equipment for the event, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Jason Eborn at jason.b.eborn@gmail.com.

Utah 2024 Teen Trout Camp
Camp Location: Sportsman’s Paradise, 399 West 9000 South, Paradise UT.
DATES: June 18-20, 2024
Cost: $300 Due with registration.
Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age at the start of camp.

Register for Trout Camp
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General Information about Trout Camp:


  • Fly Fishing: Participants will receive casting instruction on the first day and engage in fishing experiences throughout the camp.
  • Fly Tying: After dinner on the first and second evenings, participants will delve into the art of fly tying, learning to imitate live bug patterns they’ve encountered.
  • Entomology Exploration: Campers will learn about bugs, capture specimens, and attempt to replicate their patterns during fly tying classes.

Equipment and Attire:

  • All necessary fly-fishing gear will be provided, though campers can bring their own if preferred.
  • Sturdy, waterproof shoes are recommended for fishing. Fishing boots and waders are not obligatory.
  • Layered clothing and a light wind/rain jacket are advisable for variable weather conditions.

Meals and Lodging:

  • Dinner will be provided on the first and second days, while breakfast and lunch are included on the second and third days.
  • Separate lodging facilities for boys and girls will be provided within a half-mile proximity. Accommodations for participants of other genders will be arranged upon prior discussion.
  • Lodging options include cabins, apartments, or tents, all with appropriate adult supervision. Participants need only bring a sleeping bag, pillow, personal clothing, and hygiene items.


  • Trout Camp accommodates up to 14 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional applicants will be waitlisted.
  • Drop-off and pick-up responsibilities lie with the guardians at Sportsman’s Paradise.
  • On the third day, guardians have the option to fish with their child for a few hours and enjoy dinner at the Ranch for an additional cost.

Safety and Regulations:

  • All adult mentors and volunteers undergo police background checks and are trained in working with young people and experienced fly fishers.
  • Registration fees are fully refundable if canceled on or before May 15, 2024.
  • Guardians and participants must sign standard release forms and photo waivers for potential sponsorship use.

Trout Camp promises an immersive and educational experience in the heart of nature, fostering skills and memories to last a lifetime.

June 18, 20243:00 - 4:00 p.m.Participants arrive. Guardians drop off participants at Sportsman’s Paradise, Paradise UT.
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. General fishing instruction; learning about rigging gear, casting, required knots and some fishing.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.More general fishing instruction with
mentors, weather permitting.
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.Entomology lesson, then bedtime
June 19th6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Wake up, free time or fishing.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Fishing with mentors
12:30 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bug hunting / capture. (nets and specimen gars will be provided)
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fishing with mentors
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.Fly tying lessons (goal is to tie a fly that
imitates the bugs they have captured and that they will fish with the next day)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Free time, fishing (weather & light permitting), then bedtime
June 20th6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Wake up, free time or fishing
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fishing with mentors
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, discussion about the experience and group pictures
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Clean up, pack and group photos
3:00 p.m.Guardian pick-up time. Camp ends.