Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club offers conservation camp scholarship


The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will pay expenses for one Island girl to attend MassWildlife’s Junior Conservation Camp this summer.

The two-week session runs from July 31 to Aug. 12 at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation in Chesterfield. The club will pay the $600 fee and travel expenses for one Islander between the ages of 13 (as of July 1) and 17.

Camp activities include forestry, soil conservation, wildlife management, archery, orienteering, firearms safety, and basic camping. A basic hunter education course and boating safety course is also part of the program.

Would-be campers need to contact Rod and Gun Club member Karen Kukolich at 508-627-8556 no later than May 1. The camp accepts boys and girls but all the slots for boys were filled, Ms. Kukolich said.

The camp scholarship program, and the upcoming spring Kids’ Trout Derby on Saturday, May 7 at Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury, are just two of many programs supported by the club, located on Sengekontacket Pond in Edgartown.