Teen Summit - National Leadership Conference

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TU Teen Summiteers during project planning on Georgetown Lake, Montana. Trout Unlimited photo.

Come to TU's Teen Summit to meet other TU teens from across the country, talk about how TU can better engage teen members, learn how to become a TU leader in your community, work on a service project and fish! Spend five days with a group of new friends that love fishing, the outdoors and TU as much as you do.

2017 Summit Location:
Ralph A. MacMullen Center. Roscommon, Michigan

2017 Summit Dates:

Wednesday, June 21- Sunday, June 25, 2017

View the 2015 Trout Unlimited Teen Summit Video »


Dedicated anglers and conservationists (young men or women) who have shown involvement with TU and have just completed 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

All summiteers must be TU members before attending the TU Teen Summit; teens can sign up for a TU Teen membership for $14. Not all teens who apply are accepted to the Summit.

2017 Cost:

$250 -- it includes food, lodging, shuttle from the airport (if required) and all activities. Selected applicants will be asked to pay this fee by late May.

Download the TU Teen Summit 2017 Application

Deadline to submit application is April 01, 2017 by midnight. Not all who apply are accepted. Applicants will be notified if they make it to the interview round by April 7, 2017. Select applicants will participate in a 15-minute phone interview.  Participants will be notified of their final standing by May 2, 2017.  

Agenda includes:

  • conservation tours of the area
  • leadership skills workshops to bring TU activities into your community
  • conservation and science workshops
  • guest speakers
  • service project at a local stream
  • lots of time for hanging out by the campfire, tying flies, and fishing!



Teen Summit 2017 FAQs
Teen Summit 2017 Info Sheet

Ever wondered what teens get out of the TU Teen Summit?  A lot!  You can read some teens' thoughts about what they've learned.  
TU Teen Summit Why Teens Attend vFINAL

Relections from the Teen Summit Blogs:

Reflection from Andrew C

Reflection from Andrew D

Reflection from Zachary T

For more information, or with any questions, contact Franklin Tate, Director of TU's Headwaters Youth Program, or Tara Granke, Program Coordinator.



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