The Colorado Youth Camp, which was established by Sharon Lance (a former Cutthroat Chapter President), provides coldwater conservation education as well as fly fishing instruction on everything from tying flies to casting for 14-18 year old students from across Colorado.  The Colorado Youth Camp has served as a model for other TU chapters around the country.

Cutthroat Chapter participates in the Colorado TU Youth Camp annually by sending up to three qualifying students to the annual River Conservation and Youth Camp. Applicants write a short essay explaining why they would like to attend the Youth Camp.

Interested in helping out? Have a youth to recommend? Please contact Sharon Lance via email ( or another board member and they’ll get the ball rolling.