Scholarships available to county youth for WI Youth Conservation Camps

Scholarships are being offered to Waushara County middle and high school students toward registration in one of the two summer conservation camps in Wisconsin. These camps offer students the chance to enjoy camp fires, canoeing, hiking, fishing, meeting new friends, and swimming. Students will learn more about their environment with programs on wildlife, habitat, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills, and associated careers, gaining valuable insight into conservation of our natural resources.

Middle school youth (entering sixth thru eighth grade in fall) are invited to attend Sand Lake Conservation Camp at Camp Bird near Crivitz (Marinette County) from June 19-21, 2019. There is a fee that includes room, board, t-shirt, and all activities/programs. Visit www.marinettecounty.com (search for “Sand Lake” or “Conservation Camp”) for more information or email Anne Bartels at abartels@marinettecounty.com.

Registrations are not accepted after Monday, June 3 and are first-come, first-served; space is limited and camp usually fills quickly. Registration forms are available online for printing.

High school youth (entering ninth thru twelfth grade in fall; must be 17 or under) are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Camp, June 17-20, 2019 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters. Register online at goo.gl/cclDEu. (You must use chrome when searching for the website). There is a registration fee due by Friday, May 31) and covers all programs, meals, snacks, lodging, and a t-shirt. If you have any question, contact Kim Warkentin at kim@wisconsin landwater.org.   

 

To apply for one of the four scholarships, Waushara County students must submit a camp registration form by Friday, April 19, first come, first serve. Contact Laura Johnson at the Waushara County Land Conservation Department – 920-787-0443, Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or at laura.johnson@co.waushara.wi.us with any questions.