Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Guernsey SWCD offers Ohio Forestry Camp Scholarship to County Youth

Have you ever wondered what types of trees are in Ohio's forests? Or about the relationships between wildlife and woodlands? Or are you interested in the products that can be produced from the forest? If so, Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, sponsored by the Ohio Forestry Association, is the place to be! This camp is held at FFA Camp Muskingum, which is situated on Leesville Lake in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County, on June 10-15, 2012. Any student who has completed 8th grade and is at least fifteen (15) years of age is welcomed to participate. Be prepared to obtain valuable forestry information, make many new friends and HAVE FUN!!!

Many past campers have continued their interest in forestry by furthering their education in outdoor-related fields and careers. Other campers have gained a greater understanding and appreciation of Ohio’s forestry heritage.

Campers will attend many different programs and demonstrations led by resource professionals who are employed in both the public and private sectors. Each camper will have opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge on the last day of camp. One camper who demonstrates the highest level of knowledge gained at camp will receive a scholarship!

Besides the knowledge gained, each camper will receive a course manual containing the week’s schedule and materials. A tree ID book, tree measuring stick, and T-shirt are also included.

There is time for fun and relaxation each day, as well, to enjoy group and individual activities. These include volleyball, softball, swimming, boating and fishing. Meals are included.

This year, the Guernsey SWCD board of supervisors has approved a scholarship covering $250 of the entire week’s fee of $325 to be offered to a Guernsey county youth who meets the camp criteria of at least 15 years of age and having completed 8th grade.

Applications for this scholarship can be obtained by writing the Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District at 9711 East Pike, Cambridge, Ohio 43725 or by calling 740-432-5624. Applications must be completed and received by the SWCD office no later than May 4th, 2012 for consideration for this scholarship.

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