22nd Year for the NWYC&FF Academy by John Gravendyk Panhandle Lake Camp near Shelton, WA is the sight for the year’s academy. It starts on Sunday June 18 and ends Saturday June 24. Though the program cost per student is $2,200, the tuition for a student is $500 for the all inclusive (including room and board) week long program. The Academy has a full roster of students signed up at this point (16 boys and girls). There is a wait list currently of 3 or 4 kids for 2023. We have a dozen presenters lined up and 15 or so volunteers who will help out in various roles. Molly Semenik (FFI Master Casting Instructor) will be providing casting instruction the students and will be with us the entire week. Olympia TU Chapter President J. Michelle Swope will also be leading a class on fly tying as she did in 2022. We are still looking for more volunteers. Interested parties can log onto flyfish.academy or nwycffa.com, and click on “volunteer” at the top of the homepage. Fill out the form and we will be in contact. Donations in any amount to help run the program are most appreciated. You may also earmark your contribution of $500 toward providing tuition to a deserving young person (named or un-named) or a specific scholarship amount if less than full tuition. Please remit your contribution by check to: NW Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Academy c/o John Gravendyk 818 291st Ave NE Carnation, WA 98014 The Academy can be a life changing experience for young people as they develop an enlightened understanding of stewardship, conservation and fly fishing. Please help us preserve this program!