SOUTH FORK — The Youth Natural Resources Conservation Camp is an outdoor educational opportunity for youth ages 8 through 13 who are looking for an outdoors adventure.
The camp is sponsored by Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative, Center Conservation District, with their partners Costilla, Conejos and Mosca-Hooper Conservation Districts; Natural Resources Conservation Service; US Forest Service; Division of Wildlife; parent volunteers as well as many other volunteers.
This year’s camp will be held June 4 through June 7 at Beaver Creek Youth Camp in South Fork.
The camp was established in 1985 and has been an annual event for many of our valley children.
Youth interested in attending camp can go online for application information at www.rgwcei.org and follow the Conservation Camp link.
For additional information about registration please contact Brenda Anderson at 754-3400 x104 or Judy Lopez at 580-5300.
Due to a decrease in grant funding and sponsorships, the cost of camp will be $140 per camper for 2013, if applications are received on or before May 6. Applications received from May 7 to May 20 will be charged $160. Deadline for registration is May 20.
The registration fee includes lodging, meals, and activities for the four day event. Campers will participate in the same workshop track for the entire camp period. Groups are small; usually 12-15 campers in each track and include hunter safety, soil and water, range, forestry and wildlife.
Camp presenters are professionals in their respective resource fields and help youth learn about their environment while working in teams and meeting other students. Each year, new and returning students choose one of the resource fields for their area of focus.
Additional activities this year will include an evening of “star gazing”, cavalry storyteller followed by movies and popcorn, a dance night and an Appreciation BBQ that all sponsors, presenters and volunteers are invited to attend so everyone can thank them for their commitment to the camp.