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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Announces Camp North Woods

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The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for youth in the outdoors — Camp North Woods.

The Department has developed Camp North Woods to provide opportunities to youth and their families to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine’s natural resources. The camp has also been established to build upon the overwhelming interest by youth who have grown to love the hit TV series on Animal Planet, North Woods Law.

Camp North Woods will be held at and hosted by the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Camp staff and instructors will include Maine Game Wardens from North Woods Law, Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists, Recreational Safety Coordinators, Information and Education staff as well as staff from Bryant Pond. An all-boys camp will be held July 15-19 and an all-girls camp is planned for July 29-August 2. Each week will accommodate 48 campers and will provide hands-on learning opportunities in a number of outdoor related activities in a safe and comfortable environment. Campers will be joined by their parent(s) or guardian(s) for the last two days of camp for a family field day and overnight.

Because there are a limited number of spaces at Camp North Woods, a chance lottery will be held on June 8. Campers may enter the drawing for a chance to attend Camp North Woods if they will be at least 8 years of age by July 15 and no older than 12 years of age on August 2. Each child may enter the drawing only once. The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds will go to support Camp North Woods. Interested campers can apply online by visiting the Camp North Woods Lottery service. Deadline to apply for the lottery is June 1. If selected, campers will be responsible for the $400 tuition fee to attend the camp.

The online service was developed at no cost to Maine taxpayers and was created by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in partnership with the state’s eGovernment portal provider, InforME. The North Woods Camp Lottery service enhances the popular suite of online outdoor and recreational services currently available through Maine.gov.

For more information about Camp North Woods please visit the Maine IF&W website or email Brittany Humphrey at brittany.humphrey@maine.gov

About Maine.gov

Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC., part of the NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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