Welcome to Rivercourse Cold Water Conservation and Youth Fly-Fishing Camp


Rivercourse is North Carolina Trout Unlimited's Cold Water Conservation and Youth Fly-Fishing Camp...


Established in 2002, the Rivercourse Coldwater Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is sponsored by the North Carolina State Council of Trout Unlimited and emphasizes Trout Unlimited’s Mission – the conservation, restoration and preservation of coldwater fisheries and their watersheds – while teaching campers the basics of fly fishing, a sport for a lifetime.


Rivercourse is a high quality experience for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 15 and takes place in the heart of the Appalachian mountains at the Lake Logan Event Center near Canton, N.C. This pristine setting includes a section of the West Fork of the Pigeon River, which is privately owned and stocked with trout for the use of the camp.


While flyfishing is the camp’s primary activity focus, campers get to enjoy some other unique, often once-in-a-lifetime experience, such as releasing a raptor (like a hawk) and catching it when it returns, outside games, visits with conservation officials, fish sampling and many others.


During the Summer Camp, sessions on a variety of topics are mixed into the day. Geology, fish and insect sampling, scientific and natural encounters; all things related to the things in the natural world around us and cultivating a better understanding of them and how precious they are.


And throughout the camp there are plenty of sessions where we just have fun fishing together and getting to know each other and building enduring friendships, gaining a deeper appreciation of the majesty of nature while learning to love a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

The camp is open to all young men and women ages 12-15.

Campers do not have to be North Carolina residents or Trout Unlimited members to attend.


****Dates: June 9 – 14, 2024****

Tuition: $995.00


Our Goals For Campers

To leave with a lasting appreciation of the importance of preserving and protecting our environment.

To become committed as an active participant in efforts to ensure clean water and habitat for generations to come.

To learn about fly fishing, get outside, make friends and have a great time at camp.


Camp Highlights:

  • Trout Unlimited Mission
  • Basics of Fly Fishing
  • Equipment
  • Water Safety & Stream Etiquette
  • Fly Tying & Knots
  • Fly Casting Essentials
  • Entomology & Flies
  • Fishing the Pigeon River