Summer Conservation Camps
Camp fires, canoeing and hiking are on the minds of students and parents as spring is fast approaching!Two Conservation Camps offer the perfect opportunities for students to enjoy these fun activities while learning more about the environment, associated careers and insight into conservation of our natural resources. Waushara County Land Conservation & Zoning is sponsoring four – $50 scholarships for either of the conservation camps offered.
The Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, in cooperation withIron & VilasCountiesand Trees for Tomorrow are holding a Youth Conservation Camp June 12-15, 2012 at Trees for Tomorrow located inEagle River,WI. The Camp is located in northernWisconsin, along the bank of theEagleRiver. Campers stay in comfortable student lodges, eat their meals in a full service dining hall and attend programs or field studies in the classrooms of the TFT education center or the great outdoors. TFT is fully equipped with showers, flush toilets, and electricity. Students entering grades 9, 10, or 11 under 18 yrs. of age may attend. The registration fee for this camp is $175, covering meals, lodging and T-shirt.
Sand Lake Conservation Camp located near Crivitz will be offered June 21-23, 2012 and is sponsored by Marinette Co. Land & Water Conservation, Marinette Co. Parks Dept., WI DNR, US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Lake Michigan Land & Water Conservation Association. The $55 registration fee for Sand Lake Camp includes food, lodging, instruction, and educational materials. Youth entering grades 6-8 in September and have an interest in the outdoors are invited to attend. The camp, on scenic 20-acreSandLake, allows for sandy swimming, canoeing, stream and lake availability, hiking trails, has a nature center and log cabins. The camp has a full kitchen facilities, showers, flush toilets, and electricity.
Camp programs cover a wide variety of information and hands-on experiences in wildlife habitat, water quality, fisheries, invasive species, forestry, orienteering, and canoeing. Conservation Camp also offers a unique opportunity to meet friends from around the state who have similar interests in the environment.
The deadline to apply for either camp scholarship is May 14, 2012. Information was sent to area schools and registration forms may be obtained by contacting Tammi Kenton at the Waushara County Land Conservation Department – 920-787-0443, Mon. – Fri. 8-4:30, writing toPO Box1109,209 S. St. Marie Street,Wautoma,WI 54982or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.