DFTU Sponsors Local Student for 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp

Mason Liartis
Central Dauphin freshman Mason Liartis was accepted to attend the 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp.

Early applications for the 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp opened for acceptance back in November, 2019. This month, we were happy to hear that someone from the Harrisburg area was selected during the early application period – Mason Liartis.

Mason is a freshman at Central Dauphin High School. In addition to fly fishing, Mason plays football for Central Dauphin, ice hockey for the Hershey Jr. Bears and baseball for the Linglestown Baseball Association. Mason also enjoys snowboarding (when time and weather permit)!

Last spring, Mason and his dad – Chris Liartis – attended a fly fishing class and were introduced to both the sport and conservation by instructors Dusty Wissmath and Steve Parker. As Mason himself says, “The phrase that I still remember is ‘Be kind to the fish’.”

It was at that class where they saw info on the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp held at Messiah College. Mason is looking forward to attending the camp himself this summer.

“After learning more about fly fishing and the local waters over the past year, I decided to apply to the 2020 Rivers Camp and was lucky enough to get in. I look forward to learning more about our local streams at the camp and what I can do to keep them healthy.”
—Mason Liartis

The Doc Fritchey Chapter will be sponsoring Mason and covering the cost of his tuition to the camp. Best of luck to Mason and all the other young conservationists applying.

Do you know (or are you yourself) a teenager interested in attending the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp? Visit www.riverscamp.com to apply.

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