July 13-19, 2014


Henricopolis SWCD annually selects two Henrico County students to attend Youth Conservation Camp, a week-long summer conservation camp for high school students. The camp, sponsored by the VA Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, is attended by students selected by SWCDs throughout the state. Campers participate in outdoor activities and learn about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals. The cost of attendance is incurred by the SWCD.

Topics Include:

  • Wildlife
  • Geology
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
  • Forestry
  • Soils
  • Water Quality

Campers participate in daily field trips. Highlights include trips to Claytor Lake State Park, the New River, and the Cascades waterfall. Campers also have the opportunity to canoe, swim, play volleyball, go bowling, and much more!

Applicants must currently be in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year.
A $75 refundable deposit is required with applications.
Applications are due to Henricopolis SWCD April 15!

Click here for an application form


Camp Schedule…..

Sunday, Virginia Tech campus
Opening program
VA Tech Campus Tour
Volleyball Tournament

Monday, Claytor Lake State Park
Lake Ecology Session
Fisheries Management
Water Quality
Forestry Hike, Shock Fishing, Swimming, Cookout

Tuesday, Cascades Hike
Hike to the Cascades waterfall
Tour Forest Products Center
Turfgrass Management Session

Wednesday, VA Tech Campus & Agriculture Farm
Agricultural Best Management Practices
Soils Session
Tour Dairy Science Center
Tour Swine Center
Tour Equine Center
Tour College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Thursday, Mountain Lake Field Trip
Karst Session
Forest Measurement Information and Wildlife Research Techniques
Tour Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Friday, Canoeing on the New River
Stream Morphology Sessiom
Scavenger Hunt Using GIS

Saturday, Closing Program (Parents are invited)
Awards Presentation
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