Summer Camps

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

Virginia Academy of Natural Resources (VANR): July 12-16, 2021

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

The Virginia Dept. of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD)  are partnering to offer the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources(VANR) for current 9th -12th graders.

This camp will be held virtually, where campers will attend  live presentations in the morning and have exploration assignments in the afternoon. Campers will learn about Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, and Wildlife.  They will also work together in their groups to create a presentation about environmental issues in their region; which they will present on Friday.  Campers will also participate in a Mock Envirothon.

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

Camp Woods & Wildlife (formerly Holiday Lake Forestry Camp)

Returning to Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest in June 2022!

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.