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For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro Nuñez
acastro@miamidade.gov
305-375-4942

Lisa Krimsky
lkrimsky@ufl.edu
305-421-4017

Summer break kicks off kids fishing camp


(MIAMI, May 15, 2011) – The Kids Let’s Go Fishing! Program is back for summer 2012 with the newest summer camp in Miami! The Fishing and Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Sea Grant program and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are offering three, five (5)-day fishing camps at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami.

Each camp will include mornings of educational activities and afternoons of fishing aboard the 56’ Coast Guard approved "Reward Won.”  Fishing styles will include: anchoring, drifting, trolling, live-bait catching and use, and use of artificial lures.  Educational activities will teach campers about ethical angling skills, boat safety, basic fishing skills for all types of fishing, fish identification and anatomy, and resource awareness. 

Enrollment is now open for children 8 to 13 years of age. Each five (5)-day session is limited to 20 attendees. The cost is $500* per session and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fishing And Conservation Trust, a 501(c) 3 Florida Not for Profit Corporation to fund fishing events for the underserved communities of Dade County.

To register, please call the Fishing and Conservation Trust at (305) 372-9470. 
*Register early for a $50 discount

You can find more information on the Kids Let’s Go Fishing! Summer camp program online at www.kidsletsgofishing.com or by calling (305) 372-9470. 

WHO: Miami Dade Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program
The Fishing and Conservation Trust
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
WHAT: Kids Let’s Go Fishing! Summer Camps
WHEN: June 11 – 15, 9 am – 4 pm
July 9 – 13, 9 am – 4 pm
August 6 – 10, 9 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Bayside Marketplace, Slip 24
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 33021