Cost $175/student

June 6-10

August 8-12


Bass Camp is held at the Delray Beach Playhouse. It is typically offered the first and last week of summer vacation for Palm Beach County Schools. As a bonus, our camp will include a strong dose of character-building, leadership opportunities and other life lessons. This camp is limited to 20 passengers.


This is what Bass Camp looks like:


Campers attending the week-long Bass Camp use the FFA’s fleet of  jon boats in learning these valuable lessons:

  • Introduction to Boating: Lessons on how to operate and navigate the various vessels
  • Boat Safety: Tips shared by FFA camp instructors
  • Certification: Review boating safety workbook and prepare for the state exam
  • Hands-On Experience: Practice boating, particularly oaring and trolling motor operation


Campers attending the week-long Bass Camp are taken by jon boat to fishing spots in the nearby Lake Ida Waterway or fish from shore at the playhouse. Students learn these valuable lessons:

  • Fishing safety: Lessons on how to be safe around the water, motors and when using hooks and other sharp objects
  • Fish facts: Lessons on fish identification, distinguishing characteristics, habitats, feeding preferences and bag limits
  • Tackle: Lessons on rod & reel assembly, types of tackle, types of knots, how to select tackle for specific species of fish and tackle maintenance
  • Casting: Lessons on casting using several types of reels
  • Bait: Lessons on types of live bait, how to catch bait (cast net, dip net), artificial bait
  • Fishing: Lessons on how to fish (species-specific), catch and release techniques fish stringers and cooler use and hands-on fishing
  • Fish biology: Lessons on description of fisheries management techniques and local fisheries projects
  • Scientific procedures: Lessons on fish dissection and otolith removal for aging fish
  • Fish cleaning: Scaling, skinning and filleting