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Youth Conservation Camp

2017 YCC Camper, Nazario Giles

Every year, Piedmont SWCD sponsors two high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) to attend this week-long summer camp hosted by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts on the Virginia Tech campus. Campers stay in dorms and participate in recreational and educational activities throughout the week. Activities such as hiking, wildlife and tree identification, electrofishing, and a variety of day trips to different types of agricultural facilities are designed to give students a better understanding of the roles and importance of natural resources and agriculture. Conservation Camp is a great jump-start for aspiring Envirothon teams. It’s not all about work—volleyball tournaments, cookouts and canoeing trips mean you’re not missing out on your summer fun!

YCC 2019 will be held July 7-13, 2019. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 12, 2019. 

Click the links below for more information:

YCC Application 2019

YCC Annual Report 2018

YCC Agenda 2018

Click here to visit VASWCD’s Youth Conservation Camp page.