116 Market Street, Lewisburg PA 17837 570-245-8518

Bass Parents

Hello Parents

We can’t wait to meet your son or daughter. You can find everything below that was in the Welcome Packet.

If you don’t find something you need below please contact Katie Cassidy at 570-939-5109 or kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org


Completing Your Registration Support Page

Download Your Field School Packing List

Registration Day Details
Directions to Field School
Cedar Crest College – Credit Information

FAQ: Do I need a fishing license?

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Bass Field Site, Krislund Camp & Conference Center 814-422-8878

Program and Outreach Coordinator, Katie Cassidy 570-939-5109 or kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org

Director, Michele Kittell 570-245-8518 or mkittell@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org

*Please note: cell reception and e-mail access is very limited at this field site – in particular at our Lodge.  If you are lost on the drive or there is an emergency and you need to be in touch during the week, please call the Conference Center number.  Please be aware, if you contact us by phone or e-mail during the week of field school for non-emergency situations, our ability to respond is very limited.



Tuesday June 18, 10:00 AM

  • Check in at the registration table with Academy staff. They will direct you to your cabin where you may unload your bags.
  • Return to the main classroom space at 11:00 AM for Welcome and Orientation.
  •  Parents, please plan to attend this meeting and to depart at 11:40 AM (before lunch)

Pick up:

Saturday June 22, 1:30 PM

  • Parents should plan to arrive at 1:30 PM (after lunch)
  • 2:00 PM Closing Ceremonies (for youth and parents)
  • 3:00 PM approximate time of departure


Click here for printable directions!

Bass Field School Location: Krislund Camp & Conference Center in Centre County

ADDRESS: 189 Krislund Drive, Madisonburg, PA  16852

Driving Directions:

From North:

  • Interstate 80 to Exit# 173 – turn south at the end of the exit to Rt. 64 S, heading towards Lamar.  Travel 3.2 miles on Rt. 64 S.  Turn left on Rt. 445 S.; travel 3.5 miles to the camp sign on your right – turn right onto Krislund Drive.

From Harrisburg:

  • Rt. 322 W to Potters Mills– Bear right onto Rt. 144 N (Do NOT follow “truck route 322”). Travel 5 miles into Centre Hall, at the second traffic light, turn right onto Rt. 192 E, travel 10.5 miles to Madisonburg. Turn left onto Rt. 445 N and travel 3.8 miles to the camp sign on your left – turn left onto Krislund Dr.

From State College:

  • I-99/ 220 North to Exit 81 to merge onto Rt. 26 S. Follow exit ramp and turn left at the stop sign onto Rt 64 N. Travel approximately 11 miles and turn right onto Rt. 445 S. Travel 3.5 miles to the camp sign on your right – turn right onto Krislund Dr.

Any youth who does not have a license at camp will be covered under our group fishing permit.

However, we encourage all students over the age of 16 to purchase a fishing license for field school. You may purchase one at a local issuing agent, or online at http://fishandboat.com/license.htm

Students under the age of 16 are encouraged to purchase the voluntary youth license. For more information about the voluntary youth license, please visit http://fishandboat.com/mentoredyouth.htm