Nominations Open For Forestry Camp

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nominations are open for the 65th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 13-18 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. This action-packed camp is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, with support and cooperation from other conservation agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals.

Forestry Camp is much more than a walk in the woods. Campers experience hands-on learning about wildlife habitat, tree identification, timber harvesting, reforestation, environmental protection and more. They also take part in exciting field trips, exploratory classes, outdoor recreation and a Lumberjack Field Day.

Teachers, natural resource professionals and others working with youth may make nominations for camp. Campers must be Virginia residents 13-16 years old with good academic standing, have an interest in natural resources, and must not have attended Forestry Camp before. Teachers may also attend camp to earn recertification credits.

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Financial sponsorship is provided by forest industries, conservation agencies, associations and individuals. As a result, every camper selected to attend receives a scholarship and pays $75 to attend the week-long residential camp. New sponsors are always welcome.

To nominate a camper, visit the VDOF website: Nominations are due by April 8.

For more information, contact Ellen Powell at 434.220.9083 or