2016 Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Opportunities

Marinette County LogoTwo unique conservation summer camp opportunities are available for middle and high school students this summer in northern Wisconsin. Upper Peninsula youth are also welcome.

Middle school youth (entering 6-8th grade in fall) are invited to attend Sand Lake Conservation Camp at Camp Bird near Crivitz (Marinette County) from June 22-24, 2016. The fee is $100 ($150 after May 18th) and includes room, board, t-shirt, and all activities/programs. Visit www.marinettecounty.com (search for “Sand Lake” or “Conservation Camp”) for more information. Registrations not accepted after June 1st and are first-come, first-served; space is limited and camp usually fills quickly. Registration forms will be available online by mid-February. For more information or to have forms sent to you, please call Anne Bartels at 715-732-7784 or email abartels@marinettecounty.com.

High school youth (entering 9-12th grade in fall; must be 17 or under) are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association Youth Conservation Camp, June 20-24 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters (Vilas County, www.discoverycenter.net). Wildlife programs, habitat restoration projects, daily field trips, teambuilding activities, and hands-on activities provide an in-depth look at natural resources management and careers. Registration fee is $250 and covers all programs, meals, snacks, lodging, and a t-shirt. The deadline is June 3. Register online at: http://wisconsinlandwater.org/events/youth-conservation-camps or contact Kim Warkentin at the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association at 608-441-2677 or email kim@wisconsinlandwater.org.

These camps provide fun outdoor experiences, help foster an appreciation for nature, and introduce a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Natural resource professionals present programs on wildlife, habitat, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills, and more. Engaging speakers and interesting topics give campers an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, learn outdoor skills, make friends, participate in typical ‘summer camp’ experiences, and enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods. Contact your local county Land & Water Conservation or UW-Extension office for any available scholarships offered.

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