Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program 
(A Program of the Mid-Atlantic Fishing & Boating Academy and the National Junior Anglers)

We're excited about our new Web-site and design we’ll be releasing shortly!  Stay up to date on all our activities through connecting with our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/MidAtlanticYouthAnglers

Our Mission

Exposing & training urban region youth in the "path-2-college through fishing, boating & conservation activities.

Our training activities are designed to provide youth and their supporting adults with an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of fishing, boating, warm water aquatic ecosystems, wildlife management, habitat conservation and archery through instructional training and experiential activities.  We seek to improve the quality of life of youth and adults together, through exposure to the outdoors and engagement of discussions in peaceful outdoor environments.  Our activities are designed for elementary, middle, high school, college students and adults through recreational, leadership and life-skills training. 

Our activities utilize the diverse outdoor and educational resources of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, surrounding states and parks affiliated with the National Recreation & Parks Association (

Activities Focus for 2016

-  Fishing & Boating Training Sessions for Schools, Youth Organizations, Camps, Parent and Corporate Employee Groups

-  Watershed & Stormwater Run-off Education Program
    (Delaware River Watershed region - Southern New York, New Jersey, Northeast-Central-S.E. Penna., Northern Delaware)
    (Chesapeake Bay Watershed region - Susquehanna River to Lower Bay region)  

-  STEM Fishing, Boating & Conservation Education Initiative for Students and Teachers

-  5th Annual Student Angler Federation (SAF) State Championship Bass Tournament
(For PA, NJ, DE, MD - July 16 - Upper Chesapeake Bay / Elk Neck State Park)
   (For NY - July 23 - Mohawk River / Saint Johnsville Marina)

   (for more info:  

The Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program is a Proud Partner of the Take Me Fishing Program (www.takemefishing.org).  We are very thankful and appreciative to be only 1 of 10 organizations nationally to receive a NRPA and Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation's Take Me Fishing award in our efforts to increase our impact on underserved communities!

Thanks for all the continued support from our hosting of the 2014 Delaware River Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament!  We hope to bring it back to the Delaware River in the near future and join our efforts to support this!  Send us a note at:  HealthyWaters@MidAtlanticYouthAnglers.com  We couldn’t say it any better than this:

"I can't really explain what all happened in Philly on the Delaware River. I think it was the greatest fishing event I have ever attended and that could include Classic's as well. It really was because of the people from that area and I guess you just had to be there. Sure glad I got to experience it and thank you Philadelphia"....Jerry McKinnis, President of Bassmaster


As we update our web-site please visit our Facebook page and "LIKE" us to stay in touch with our activities!  www.facebook.com/MidAtlanticYouthAnglers

Todd Pride
NJA Managing Director