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About Us

Established in 2002. The Rivercourse Cold Water Conservation & Youth Fly Fishing Camp is sponsored by the North Carolina State Council of Trout Unlimited and emphasizes Trout Unlimited’s Mission – the conservation, restoration, and preservation of cold water fisheries and their watersheds – while teaching campers the basics of fly fishing.

Rivercourse is a high-quality experience for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 15. It takes place in the heart of the Western North Carolina mountains at the Lake Logan Event Center in Canton, N.C. This pristine setting includes a section of the West Fork of the Pigeon River, which is privately owned and stocked with trout for the camp’s use.

While fly fishing is the camp’s primary activity focus, campers get to enjoy some other unique, often once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as releasing a raptor (like a hawk) and catching it when it returns, playing outside games, and visiting with conservation officials. A well-planned schedule includes a variety of sessions. Campers will explore aspects of geology, water conservation, sampling of various insects, and identification of fish.

The six-day camp allows for many activities, such as fishing, where we can just have fun together, get to know each other while building enduring friendships, and gain a deeper appreciation of the majesty of nature while learning to love a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

The camp is open to all young men and women ages 12-15.
Campers do not have to be North Carolina residents or Trout Unlimited members to attend.

The Camp is sponsored and heavily subsidized by North Carolina Trout Unlimited, Multiple Trout Unlimited Chapters in North Carolina, and Corporate and Individual Donations.


Camper lodging is fully chaperoned in well-appointed cottages at the beautiful Lake Logan Center near Canton, with three delicious meals served daily in a beautiful dining room setting. To learn more about the center, please visit https://www.lakelogan.org.

The campers are lodged in cottages with four bedrooms. Each bedroom has a set of twin beds and a private bathroom. All linens and towels are provided. Meals are served in a modern dining hall, part of which is set up as a permanent “classroom.”

To ensure privacy, boys and girls are housed in separate cabins with same-gender counselors serving as their chaperones.