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There are two summer camp opportunities offered through the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District:

Youth Conservation Camp

 YCC 2015

Youth Conservation Camp 2020 has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.

Who Can Attend?

Applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12.  Twelfth graders who graduate in May, June, July, or August 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?

Topics discussed at camp include (but are not limited to): soils, water quality, forestry, wildlife, fisheries management, beekeeping, and agricultural best management practices.  More information can be found on the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation District's website.

Who sponsors the camp?

The camp is administered by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors students every year.

Contact: Michael Trop
Phone: 540-316-6639
E-mail: michael.trop@fauquiercounty.gov

When and where is the camp?

The camp will be held July 12-18, 2020 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

How do I apply?

To apply to attend Youth Conservation Camp, you can fill out this application.

Applications for residents of Fauquier County may be dropped off in person or mailed to:

John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District
98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 31
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Applications for the 2020 Youth Conservation Camp are due April 23, 2020.

 

 

Camp Woods and Wildlife

 Forestry Camp

Camp Woods and Wildlife 2020 has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.

Who Can Attend?

Applicants must be between 13-16 years of age, be a Virginia resident, should have an interest in forestry or related activities, and should be in good academic standing.  Students may only attend Camp Woods and Wildlife once.  Scholarships to attend the camp are awarded to students which reduces the cost to attend to $85 per camper for the entire week.

What does the camp have to offer?

Classes are taught by professional foresters and wildlife biologists.  Activities include timber harvesting, wood technology, forest management, environmental protection, wildlife management, tree identification, and more.

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.  The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors students every year.

Contact: Michael Trop
Phone: 
540-316-6639
E-mail: 
michael.trop@fauquiercounty.gov

When and where is the camp?

The camp will be held from June 22-27, 2020 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, Virginia.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in attending Camp Woods and Wildlife, you should have an adult such as (but not limited to) a teacher, scout, church or other youth group leader, natural resource professional, or guidance counselor nominate you by completing the "Nomination for Scholarship" form (click the link and scroll down to the "Nominate a Student" section 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 x3.

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