Youth Conservation Camp

For 43 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 70 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.

Scholarship funding to cover the registration fee may be available from your local Soil & Water Conservation District. 

To apply for 2020 Youth Conservation Camp, contact your local SWCD to receive an application and find your local application deadline.

Youth Conservation Camp

July 12th-18th,  2020

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Find your Local Soil & Water Conservation District here.

Youth Conservation Camp is open to all Virginia students enrolled in High School for the current year.  See camp pictures and testimonials from students on the VASWCD Facebook page. Contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District or Bonnie Mahl at with questions or for additional camp information.

Youth Conservation Camp Pictures from prior years can be found on the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Facebook page.  ‘Like’ our page for photos and updates! 

2018 Youth Conservation Camp Annual Report

2019 Youth Conservation Camp Annual Report

2020 Youth Conservation Camp Agenda

For younger students- check out the Foresty Camp Woods & Wildlife June 22-27, 2020