The Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District is offering scholarship(s) to a limited number of qualified applicant(s) within Franklin, Henry, Roanoke Counties and the City of Roanoke to attend an expense paid, week-long conservation camp at Virginia Tech. Camp dates are Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16, 2016. Soil and Water Conservation officials from the local, state and federal levels and Virginia Tech faculty members work together to conduct the camp.
Applicants must be in grades 9 through 12 of the 2015-2016 academic school year. Twelfth graders who graduate from high school in May, June, July or August 2016 are eligible to attend. Previous youth conservation campers cannot attend. Please contact Kathy Smith, Program Manager/Education Coordinator at Ksmith@brswcd.org or (540) 483-5341 ext. 117.
Click on these two icons to view this year’s camp highlights and 2016 YCC application: 2016 Camp Highlights-2 & 2016 YCC Application
The 2016 Youth Conservation Camp applications are to be received by the Blue Ridge District office no later than by Monday, April 18, 2016.
The scholarship winner(s) will be notified by the district as soon as possible.
Submitted applications will be reviewed and screened by the Blue Ridge SWCD Scholarship Committee. Upon notification, the winner(s) will be required to send $75.00 to the Blue Ridge SWCD. This $75 will be fully refunded upon completion of the camp and a brief report to the directors about their camp adventures. Travel to and from the camp is the responsibility of the student.