Nominations are open for the 65th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 13-18 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. Located in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, the camp is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Campers experience hands-on learning about wildlife habitat, tree identification, timber harvesting, reforestation, environmental protection and more. They also take part in field trips, exploratory classes, outdoor recreation and a Lumberjack Field Day.
Teachers, natural resource professionals and others who work with youth may nominate youngsters to attend the camp. Campers must be Virginia residents 13 to 16 years old with good academic standing, have an interest in natural resources, and must not have attended Forestry Camp before. Teachers may also attend camp to earn re-certification credits.
Financial sponsorship is provided by forest industries, conservation agencies, associations and individuals. As a result, every camper selected to attend receives a scholarship and pays only $75 to attend the weeklong residential camp.
To nominate a camper, visit the VDOF Web site: www. dof. virginia. gov/ edu/ camp. htm. Nominations are due by April 8.