Holiday Lake Taking Nominations For Forestry Camp

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nominations are open for the 69th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 15-20 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 provides a unique field-based learning experience related to natural resource career paths. Topics include wildlife habitat, tree identification, timber harvesting, reforestation, environmental protection and more. Campers also take part in field trips, exploratory classes, outdoor recreation and a Lumberjack Field Day.

Teachers, natural resource professionals and others working with youth may make nominations for this popular camp. Nominees 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.

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Financial sponsorship is generously provided by forest industries, conservation agencies, associations and individuals. As a result, every camper selected to attend receives a scholarship and pays only $85 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 1.

For more information, please contact Ellen Powell at 434-220-9083 or via email at