One of Oklahoma’s longest running summer camps is now accepting
applications from youth interested in learning more about forestry,
wildlife and conservation in an outdoor setting.
The 55th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is
accepting online applications for campers aged 13 to 15 years old.
The week-long camp will be held June 6-11 in beautiful Beavers Bend
State Park near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and is open to boys and girls
from across the state.
“Only 50 spots are available, so we urge interested campers to sign
up now,” said Oklahoma Forestry Services’ District Forester and
camp director Caleb Fields. “While learning about forestry and
wildlife, campers will enjoy fly fishing, archery, skeet shooting
and fun field trips.”
Adult leaders and camp counselors are also urged to apply. Camp
counselors, age 18 to 22, should be 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. Volunteer
adult leaders are also eligible to bring one camper for no
The fee for campers is $175 and 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 April 29, 2011, and are available at
www.forestry.ok.gov or by calling (405) 522-6158. The website also
has additional camp information as well as photos from past
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 top natural resource professionals
in the state.