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WI LAND + WATER MIDDLE SCHOOL CONSERVATION CAMP

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONSERVATION CAMP

June 15 - June 18, 2022
Upham Woods
N194 County Rd N
Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

Contact


Kim Warkentin, Youth Education Director
WI Land+Water
121 S. Pinckney St, Suite 420
Madison, WI  53703
Email Kim Warkentin here

What is Conservation Camp?
Conservation Camp provides positive educational outdoor experiences, helps foster appreciation and understanding of nature, and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Professionals from various natural resource and conservation agencies present programs on topics like wildlife, habitat, ecosystems, water quality, fisheries, forestry, and conservation career information.  These professionals, as well as adult volunteers, serve as overnight staff and group leaders for the duration of camp. 

Campers - Who can attend?
Students that will be attending grades 6, 7, and 8 in the fall and have an interest in the outdoors are encouraged to attend. Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Cost
The fee for camp is $200 per student. Price includes meals,
snacks, lodging and a t-shirt.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022
Fee increases to $250 after registration deadline.
Cancellations after May 31st will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after June 7th will not be refunded.

REGISTER ONLINE!
Click here to be taken directly to Registration Site. 

SCHOLARSHIPS
Brad Matson Memorial
Conservation Camp Scholarship
wisconsinlandwater.org/our-work/youth-education/conservation-camp

Contact your local County Land Conservation Department to see if they offer camp scholarships.
You can find your local department here:
wisconsinlandwater.org/
members-hub/members

 
Marinette County Land & Water Conservation is offering four scholarships to Marinette County residents.  Interested applicants are required to write a 200-300 word essay titled "Why I want to participate in Conservation Camp."  Winners will be chosen based on the content of their essay. We prefer that the essay is typed. Handwritten essays are accepted but if we are unable to read them, they will be disqualified.  Remember to include your name, address, telephone number, and school name. 

Please send essays by May 9, 2022 to Anne Bartels at the LWCD at 1926 Hall Ave.  - Marinette, WI 54153

Location
UPHAM WOODS OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER
Operating since 1941, Upham Woods is a model residential outdoor learning center, managed by the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension. The center sits on a prime location on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells, offering an excellent “river classroom” to study both the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin.
For more information, visit:
fyi.extension.wisc.edu/uphamwoods . . .

Here's some of the fun stuff you might do at camp . . .
• Conservation projects
• Forest and wildlife biology
• Meet native Wisconsin wildlife
• Nature/Night hikes
• Outdoor survival
• Department of Natural Resources guest
speakers

Benefits of CampIf you are wondering if there are any benefits from attending summer camps - Please click on the links below

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