The application deadline has now passed. Check back in Spring of 2024 for the next camp session.

For over 40 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together around 70 interested students 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.

See highlights of the 2019 YCC camp here -> 2019-Youth-Conservation-Camp-Annual-Report

Questions and completed applications can be sent to Jennifer Venable at

Younger students (13-16 year olds), please check out the VA Dept. of Forestry  Camp Woods & Wildlife .