Youth Conservation Camp


For over 40 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 9th-12th) 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. 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. 

2022 Youth Conservation Camp was be held July 10-16th, 2022! Camper applications are now closed. Check back in January 2023 for next year’s application.

Younger students (13-16 year olds) check out the VA Dept. of Forestry  Camp Woods & Wildlife

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