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Conservation Camps

The West Virginia Conservation District’s help promote three summer conservation camps. Most Conservation Districts offer scholarships to all three camps for students interested in attending.

DEP Junior Conservation Camp

The Junior Conservation Camp is for youth between the ages of 11 and 14. It’s designed to help the first-time camper feel comfortable but is interesting enough to keep the more experienced camper interested and eager to begin another activity.

Junior Conservation Camp is held each year at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV for five days. Classes include forestry, recycling, first aid, soil conservation, hunter education, archery, wildlife and many others. Sports activities include basketball, kickball, volleyball, miniature golf, swimming and more.

June 15-19, 2020

For more information on Junior Conservation Camp contact your local Conservation District or:

Conservation Education Page - WV Commerce.

Annette Hoskins, Camp Director
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Youth Environmental Program
304-926-0499 x49759

WV State Conservation Camp

Established in 1941, the West Virginia State Conservation Camp is held every June at Webster County’s Camp Caesar.
This year’s camp session runs June 13 - 17, 2022.

Campers must be at least 14 and not yet 18 years of age as of the first day of camp, to be eligible for this camp.  Scholarships covering camp fees may be available.

The West Virginia State Conservation Camp strives to increase the awareness of youth in West Virginia concerning the states natural resources and to instruct them in the wise use and management of those resources.  Campers are exposed to programming covering four broad natural resources topic areas including forests, wildlife & fisheries, nature & recreation, and water & soils.  All activities are set in a residential overnight camp environment and include opportunities for new experiences in outdoor recreation and traditional camping activities such as campfires and other group activities. 

For more information and to register visit www.wvconservationcamp.com or Camp Chairman, Ben Spong | ben.spong@mail.wvu.edu



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