Apply for a chance to attend a one-week camp experience at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Camp North Woods hosted at The University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond!

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.

The registration fee for the winners selected via the lottery process will be $675 for Maine residents and $675 for non-residents and includes all meals, lodging and instruction for the week. 96 lucky winners (1/2 girls and 1/2 boys) will be selected at the chance drawing, which will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. ALL entries will be contacted via email in regards to lottery results. Camp is co-ed and will be separated out by younger and older age groups.

Camp Week: Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2023

All Maine residents will be eligible to receive a scholarship in the amount of $300 from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, reducing your registration fee to $375 for the week. If you have previously received a conservation scholarship for another safety program you are not eligible for this scholarship and your registration fee will be $675 to attend.

*If you have attended Camp North Woods during ANY OTHER year you cannot apply for the lottery!

*Eligible camper ages for 2023 will be 10-14 years old. (Must be 10 by Sunday, July 30, 2023)

*If you are not selected via the lottery process your name will automatically go onto an alternate list and you will be contacted if the use of alternates is necessary.

*All campers will go through an ATV safety course where they will earn their ATV certification during their week at camp.

*We will be following the CDC guidelines to help ensure the best COVID prevention protocols as they are updated. For any questions please contact Bethany Pelletier at Bryant Pond at 207-665-2068 or Chelsea Lathrop at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at 207-446-8692.

What you will need to apply

  • Applicant Information (name, date of birth, mailing address, parent/guardian info)

Who can use this service?

  • Any boy or girl that is at least 10 years old before July 30, 2023 and no older than 14 years old on August 4, 2023 can apply for the lottery.
  • NOTE: If you have attended Camp North Woods at any other time you may not apply for the lottery.

Application Entry Fees

  • $10 paid by Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards. All lottery entry fees will be donated to Camp North Woods.

Questions about this Service? Contact IF&W at: (207) 287-8000 or Email: