2019 Youth Conservation Camp

The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) sponsors a week long summer YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. This year’s conservation camp will be held July 7-13, 2019.

The program brings together interested students from around the state for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.

This year, Eastern Shore SWCD in partnership with Ye Accawmacke Garden Club, will sponsor two students from Accomack and/or Northampton County who would like to attend. The Eastern Shore SWCD also provides $75 towards traveling expenses.

The purpose of youth conservation camp is to provide high school students interested in natural resources and conservation a fun and exciting week-long educational opportunity to attend a camp held at Virginia Tech.

To apply, send a completed APPLICATION to Eastern Shore SWCD. Check back next year as the deadline for this year has passed !

For more information regarding youth Conservation Camp, contact the Education Director, Julie Head  at (757) 302-4433 or julie.head@esswcd.org

2018 Youth Conservation Camper, Neomi Castro

sponsored by Ye Accawmacke Garden Club and Eastern Shore SWCD 

Neomi Castro gave a presentation to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Shore SWCD summarizing her time at Youth Conservation Camp.  CLICK HERE to view her presentation and see how her days were spent during camp!