Summer Camps

Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District offers up to 4 scholarships for area students to attend summer camp.

The best of both worlds combined: Youth Conservation Camp and Camp Woods and Wildlife are combining and being held virtually this summer! Details to come (important to note: even if you attend this year students would still be eligible to attend either camp in person in summer 2022!

Details to come! E-mail Steph DeNicola ( or 540-825-8591) for more information!

Camp Woods & Wildlife (formerly Holiday Lake Forestry Camp)

Online for 2021 at Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest (details soon)

Students ages 13-16 are eligible for this camp, which is coordinated by the Virginia Department of Forestry. Topics include: sustainable forest management practices, timber harvesting and reforestation, tree measurements and environmental protection. For more information, click here.

Applications are due April 1st annually.

Youth Conservation Camp

July 2022 at Virginia Tech

Students in grades 9-12 for the current school year are eligible for this camp, which is coordinated by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Topics include: lake ecology, fisheries management, forestry and wildlife issues, turfgrass management, land use planning, soils, agricultural best management practices, geology, shoreline erosion and stream morphology.

Applications are due to Culpeper SWCD by March 29th annually.