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I just wanted to write a note to let you know that my son, Ben, and his cousin, Anthony, (both 9) have declared your Young Anglers camp the "best camp ever!" They attended last summer and have been talking about it since. We just started figuring out plans for this summer and both said it MUST include Fish and Explore. It was so great that my son, who lives in NJ, will be traveling to VA for a week to attend! One of the boys was an experienced fisherman and one was a novice and the camp was perfect for both. Both boys had "fish tales" of many catches at the end of the week. The counselors were diligent about safety and each camper was made to feel special and accomplished. My son, who normally would complain about long days in the heat, was excited to go each and every day and said the hours flew by. They even enjoyed the non-fishing activities and often tell their friends about the bull and other animals they saw. Thank you, Fish and Explore, for the best week of their summer!

Jenn (a happy Mom)
We arranged my son's 8th birthday party with Fish and Explore. John was great helping organize the logistics and cost, and everything worked out wonderful on the day! Matt was the boys' guide - they did about 4 hours off in the woods on a guided "catch, photo, release" of all the critters and bugs they could find. The boys LOVED being out on an adventure in the woods (and the parents loved that it was with a professional guide and totally safe). All the parents complimented on what a great idea it was for a birthday It was my son's idea, after having done the week summer camp (where Matt was also the counselor). And we are looking forward to another camp this summer!

Marissa
This is our 3rd summer sending our daughter to these fishing camps and her first fly fishing camp. She always has a great time and this is such a unique experience for her. As always the camp staff are the best - very helpful, knowledgeable and experienced. We have another fishing camp scheduled this summer and hopefully we can squeeze in one more after that.


Mike
I brought my 7 and 10 year old boys shad fishing on the Potomac with John in April. We all had a great time! The other anglers nearby were envious that my boys were pulling out the most shad on the river, all thanks to John's proficiency and equipment. We will totally do another guided trip with Fish & Explore! My boys have also thoroughly enjoyed Fish & Explore fishing camps, with more to come still this summer. Thank you!!!


Jeffery
My son was in your Native Animal Explorer camp at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and he had a great time. He came home telling us about crawfish and ants. He also told us about all the wildlife he saw. He was whooped every night and totally whooped at the end of the week. It was a great camp for him. Thanks.


Lauren
My 11-year-old son had a wonderful time learning to fly fish. Each morning he popped out of bed excited to go camp. The counselors were kind, knowledgeable and great with kids. I highly recommend it for kids who love to fish. We'll be back next year!


Susan
My older son, Minjun had Native animal camp last week in Oak Marr REC Center. He loved the camp so much and he was so sad that he had to miss Friday. He wants to visit the same creek and hiking courses with family again. He had no doubt to say that it was the best fun camp ever.

Soyoung, Parent Feedback
My two sons (ages 7 and 8) had a spectacular time at the Young Anglers camp. They loved fishing, playing in the water, swinging on the rope swing, and the many other fun activities. They don't always love summer camps, but they have already asked to do this camp next year! Thanks for a great week!

Nicole, Parent Feedback
My kids had a fabulous week exploring all the parks and learning all about nature and some wildlife. The councilors, April and Sonia, were just lovely. Looking forward to this camp option again next year.

Sara
Thank you Fish and Explore for the wonderful time our 7-year old son had at camp. Every day he came home with tales of catching creatures like crayfish, frogs, salamanders and fish. We feel it's important for him to spend time outside and in nature, which gives him a real sense of wonder and appreciation for wildlife and ecosystems. A camp like yours can spark a life-long interest in science, and a life-long concern for the environment. And the counselors are great teachers who care about the kids. He'll be back next year.

Patti, Parent Feedback