Forestry Youth Camp

Mon, June 5, 2017

Do you know a teen who could benefit from a week of canoeing, hiking, fishing and swimming in a beautiful forest? 

Oklahoma Forestry Services invites girls and boys between the ages of 13 to 15 to apply for its 61st annual Oklahoma Forestry Camp, which will be held June 5 - 10 at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma.

In addition to recreational activities, campers will also participate in hands-on forestry management and stream ecology learning activities with natural resource professionals. These professionals, who represent organizations such as Oklahoma Forestry Services, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Oklahoma State University Research Extension, Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation, US Forest Service and Weyerhaeuser Company, will also discuss career opportunities with the teens.

The fee for campers is $250, which covers all costs, including lodging, meals, transportation at camp, field trips and workshops. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to help defray the cost. Camp staff applications are also being accepted.

Campers are encouraged to register now as space fills up quickly.  Registration officially ends on May 12.

Visit www.forestry.ok.gov/forestrycamp to get more information, register or view pictures from previous years. Those who are interested are also welcome to contact Camp Director Jeri Irby, at 405-249-9612 or Jeri.irby@ag.ok.gov.