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Holiday Lake Forestry Camp Fact Sheet

Who Can Attend?
Applicants must be between 13-16 years of age. Applicants should have an interest in forestry or related activities, a potential for contributing to and benefiting from the camp and a good academic standing. Scholarships to attend the camp are awarded to students.

What does the camp have to offer?
Forestry classes are taught by professional foresters and wildlife biologists. Classes include--Timber Harvesting and Wood Technology, Forest Management, Environmental Protection, Wildlife Management, Tree Identification and Improvement, etc.

Who sponsors the camp?
The camp is administered by the Virginia Department of Forestry and is sponsored by state agencies, local businesses and interested individuals.
Sponsoring District: John Marshall SWCD
Contact: Jennifer Hoysa
Phone: (540) 347-3120 extension 3
Fax: (540) 349-0878
The John Marshall District sponsors students every year.

When is the camp?
The five day camp is held in June each year.

Where is the camp?
The camp is held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, Virginia.

How do I apply?
If you are interested in attending Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, you should have a teacher nominate you by completing the "Nomination for Scholarship" form (click the link and scroll down to view the form) and submitting it to the address listed by the deadline. For more information, contact the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District at (540) 347-3120.


Youth Conservation Camp Facts

Who Can Attend?
Applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Twelfth graders who graduate in May, June, July, or August 2014 are eligible to attend. Only two students from Fauquier County will be guaranteed a spot; however, more may be accepted based on availability.

What does the camp have to offer?
The following topics are discussed at the camp--Soils, Water Quality, Forestry, Wildlife, Shoreline Erosion, Fisheries Management, Beekeeping, and Agricultural Best Management Practices.

Who sponsors the camp?
The camp is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Sponsoring District: John Marshall SWCD
Contact: Jennifer Hoysa
Phone: (540) 347-3120 extension 3
Fax: (540) 349-0878
E-mail johnmarshall.swcd@vaswcd.org

The John Marshall District sponsors students every year. If you are interested, contact us for details.

Fauquier County applications may be dropped off in person or mailed to: John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District, 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 31, Warrenton, Virginia 20186


Camp highlights and an application can be found here.

Applications for the 2014 Youth Conservation Camp are due April 30, 2014.

Date Last Modified: 04/16/2014

 
 


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