The 54th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers ages 13-15 years old who want to learn about the outdoors, forestry, wildlife and natural resources, officials said.
The week-long camp will be held June 7-12 at scenic Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, and is open to boys and girls from across the region.
Fifty camper spots are available, so its best for interested campers to sign up soon, said camp director Christina Stallings Roberson.
The agency also seeks camp counselors, ages 18 to 22, who are 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. Counselors may also bring one camper for free.
The $175 camper fee 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 May 3, 2010 and are available at www.forestry.ok.gov or by calling (405) 522-6158.
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 state’s top natural resource professionals.