Three Rivers SWCD sponsors a student each year to attend Camp Woods & Wildlife Forestry Camp in June. This camp was previously called Holiday Lake Forestry Camp and is held at Holiday Lake 4-H Center in the Appomattox – Buckingham State Forest.
Three Rivers SWCD will accept applications from students residing in Essex, King William, or King & Queen Counties who are between 13 and 16 years old. If applicants live outside of the Three Rivers District and want to apply, they will be encouraged to submit an application to the corresponding soil and water conservation district office.
Classes are taught within the 20,000-acre forest by natural resource professionals on subjects such as tree measurements, forest ecology, sustainable forest management, environmental protection, and tree identification amongst others.
Applications are typically due to Three Rivers SWCD by April 1st each year. If you have any questions regarding this camp, please call us at 804-443-4027.
Visit https://dof.virginia.gov/education-and-recreation/youth-education/camp-woods-wildlife/ for more information on this great opportunity.