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Camp Chance, Jake's Lake

6360 Ranch Road

Port Saint John, FL 32927-4103

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This is an introductory fishing class, but we will build upon what you know. All equipment, supplies, snacks, and water will be provided, or you can bring your own. If your equipment needs a tune-up, perhaps we can help you with that. Come join us!

This class is open to all youth 8 to 12 years old. Even though this is a 4-H event, membership in the program is not required. This is not a drop-off event. A parent or caregiver must stay at the event, and they are encouraged to participate.

Please note! Adults who wish to fish need to purchase a Florida Resident Freshwater fishing license, which is available at the DMV (tag office) or at most Wal-Mart stores, and some fishing or sporting goods stores, or online. A FL Resident license is $17.00. See Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Freshwater Fishing Regulations for more information - Click here. A limited number of cane poles are available to adults who do not possess a fishing license.

About YES!

Fishing with 4-H is one of many classes being held as part of the Brevard 4-H Youth Ecology Series or Y.E.S.!, a unique University of Florida / IFAS Brevard County Extension 4-H program for youth ages 8 to 16. The mission of YES! is to teach and inspire young people to learn about and conserve their natural outdoor environment with a combination of hands-on, classroom, and field activities. Y.E.S.! also invites parents of kids to participate and explore the possibility of leading a club.

The goal of YES! is to give young people a broad overview of our Florida ecology, and tangible skills to thrive and participate in nature, as well as an appreciation for the methods of sustaining our fragile ecosystem. Side benefits of the program include having fun, meeting new people, and getting to know some of our local outdoor treasure sites, organizations, and related programs.

The Instructor

The primary instructor for all YES! classes is Gus Koerner, 4-H Program Assistant in Brevard County. Other experts and partnering organizations are contributing to the program. Mr. Gus is a certified instructor in all major shooting sports disciplines through 4-H, Florida FWC, the National Rifle Association, and the National Muzzleloader Rifle Association. Safety, youth protection, life skill development, and fun encompass his teaching core values.

Our Partners

Some of our partners include Anglers for Conservation, Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Cocoa YMCA, FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Sonfishers CCMI, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and this list is growing!

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