The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has opened the lottery for Camp North Woods.

Camp North Woods is a week-long overnight camp for kids ages 10-14 filled with hands-on experiences in shooting, archery, map and compass, outdoor survival, canoe and kayak, boating and ATV safety, fishing, fly casting and more, according to a news release from the department.

Instruction and mentorship is provided by the MDIFW game wardens, biologist, and educators as well as the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond staff.

Camp North Woods has limited capacity, so 96 campers (48 girls and 48 boys) will be selected for attendance through a chance lottery.

The lottery deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 1.

The drawing will be held Friday, March 15.

Camp week is scheduled for Sunday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 2.

For more information, to find out if a camper is eligible and to apply, visit


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