Calling all high school students! Turn over a new leaf and make this summer one to remember. The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer scholarship funding for the 2017 Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp, held June 11-16, at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County. Sponsored by the Ohio Forestry Association, this week long camp explores many branches of forest ecology including silviculture, tree identification, wildlife and forestry management, and forest products. Campers have the opportunity to learn firsthand about Ohio’s forests and natural resources through challenging and engaging activities, woodland hikes, demonstrations, and outdoor experiences taught by resource professionals. Situated on Leesville Lake, Camp Muskingum provides clean, comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, along with diverse recreational activities including volleyball, swimming, fishing, and boating. Special evening programs are planned for social as well as academic value. There’s fun for everyone, plus college scholarship and career interest opportunities.
Applicants must be a current Geauga County resident and enrolled in high school at the time of camp. Students who have completed eighth grade through seniors graduating this year are welcome to apply. Applicants must complete the Geauga SWCD Scholarship Application Form and submit it to the District by 3:00 p.m. on March 31, 2017. Don’t delay … apply today!! For more information and the scholarship application, visit the Geauga SWCD website at Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District or call 440-834-1122.