At our 1-day catch-n-release Fishing Derby, kids from all walks of life come together to land the big one! Laughter, big smiles and shout-outs like, “I got one!” is heard around the pond. The pond is stocked with trout that provide each fisherperson with the morning catch-of-a-lifetime!

SYL Fishing Guides help all campers learn the joy of fishing, by teaching them the various aspects of the sport while providing incredible encouragement throughout the camp until they have their very own fishing story!

Youth Camps update:

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our Youth Camps are not offered at this time. We are offering various Youth Competitions throughout the year. These Youth Competitions include a much smaller group and with less contact. You will find them in our Event Calendar and Facebook page at

We would LOVE to be able to open up our much-loved Youth Camps soon. Thanks for checking back in. 

Important Camp Details:

Camp Date: TBA [Saturday]

Grades: Kids currently in 1st – 5th grades

Location: At a private pond

Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Drop-Off Site: Patton Middle School’s Front Parking Lot, 1175 NE 19th St., McMinnville, OR 97128

Registration Fee: $25 per child, although we wish that every child enjoys this great opportunity. If the fees limit your child’s attendance, please mark the scholarship box on the registration form with no questions asked.

More Camp Details:

Check-In: 8:30am

Bus Ride: All the Fishers will ride a bus with our adult volunteers to the Fishing Derby site 16 miles to a private fishing pond. Campers will be return to Drop-Off Site at 2PM for pick-up!

Lunch will be provided

What to bring: If your child has a hat to wear, that may help keep them dry or shaded. Please bring any necessary medical items. Fishing Poles are provided!

Medical Items: Please drop off any medical items at Registration. If your child has any food allergies, please provide them with snacks/lunch from home.

Limit: 50 spots available

Please Note the following:

-Registrations will be open 10-12 weeks prior to Camp! Due to the popularity of this Camp, registrations will fill up quickly! Please let us know if your Registered Camper will not be able to attend, so we can allow more kids to participate

-Due to our Insurance and Foundation criteria, only kids in 1st – 5th grades will be allowed at this Camp. Thank you for your understanding.

-Food Allergry Warning: Camp food or snacks may contain nuts, peanuts or tree nuts products and may be package on equipment that also packages products that contain nuts, peanuts or tree nuts products.

-Plenty of water will be available during camp.

-Campers will be dropped-off and picked-up at location in McMinnville and to be announced. Campers will be bused to private pond just 16 miles from McMinnville.

-PARENTS need not to attend! Please drop off your child and allow the SYL Staff asssit your children. Our Staff have passed a background check and have agreed to the “See Ya Later” Code of Conduct to insure the utmost protection for every child.

To view or print the Fishing Derby Registration Form please CLICK HERE.

If you would like more information regarding the Fishing Derby please let contact us at

To view a copy of the “See Ya Later” Foundation’s Disciplinary Policy for all Campers CLICK HERE.