The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold its third annual Discover Nature Girls Camp for girls ages 11-15 July 22-24 at Cuivre River State Park in Lincoln County.

This is a free three-day, two-night camp to introduce girls to different outdoor skills in a supportive learning environment.

Camps participate in a hands-on hunter education class, shooting firearms and archery equipment, walking through a safety trail and taking the hunter education test. Throughout the camp, the girls will participate in a variety of outdoor skills such as canoeing, orienteering and fishing.

Campers learn about all aspects of fishing, from fish identification, casting, tying knots and cleaning fish, to going fishing.

This all occurs in group settings. Girls are taught by knowledgeable instructors.

The camp is limited to 60 girls and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications must be received at the Northeast Regional Office by May 12.

To apply, people should contact the St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554 to request an application form.