55th Annual Forestry & Wildlife Summer Camp Applications Sought

It is not too early to be thinking about summer camp and applications are being accepted for one of Oklahoma’s premier summer camps!

The 55th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers aged 13 to 15 years old that want to have fun in the outdoors learning about forestry, wildlife and natural resources. The week-long camp will be held June 6-11 in beautiful Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and is open to boys and girls from across the state.

“Only 50 spots are available, so we urge interested campers to sign up now,” said Oklahoma Forestry Services’ District Forester and camp director Caleb Fields. “While learning about forestry and wildlife, campers will enjoy fly fishing, archery, skeet shooting and fun field trips.”

Adult leaders and camp counselors are also urged to apply. Camp counselors, age 18 to 22, should be mature, responsible young adults with an interest in education or outdoor careers such as forestry or wildlife. In addition to working with the younger campers and gaining valuable experience in their field, camp counselors will receive a stipend of $200 for the week. Volunteer adult leaders are also eligible to bring one camper for no charge.

The fee for campers is $175 and covers all costs including lodging, meals, transportation at camp, field trips, and workshops. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2011 and are available at www.forestry.ok.gov or by calling (405) 522-6158. The website also has additional camp information as well as photos from past camps.

By experiencing nature in a fun atmosphere, students will gain a life-long awareness and respect for the world in which they live while learning from some of the top natural resource professionals in the state. So don’t wait, apply now for this memorable outdoor experience.