2017 Youth Conservation Camp-Apply Now!
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 9 through Saturday, July 15, 2017. 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 2016-2017 academic school year. Twelfth graders who graduate from high school in May, June, July or August 2017 are eligible to attend. Previous youth conservation campers cannot attend. Please contact Kathy Smith, Program Manager/Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (540) 483-5341 ext. 117 for a 2017 Youth Conservation Camp application along with a list of the 2017 “Camp Highlights”. The 2017 Youth Conservation Camp applications are to be received by the Blue Ridge District office no later than by Friday, April 14, 2017 at the close of business at 4:30 p.m.
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.
All applications and information contained therein shall remain confidential. All programs and services of the Blue Ridge SWCD and the Virginia Association of Soil & Water conservation District’s Educational Foundation, Inc. are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or disability.
Pictured above, Ciera Mulcahy from the City of Roanoke was the 2015 Youth Conservation Camp scholarship recipient. 2016 Youth Conservation Camp recipients (not pictured) included: Logan Smith and Jacob Hodges both from Franklin County High School and Josh Pritchett from Magna Vista High School.