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Nominations open for Camp Woods & Wildlife

Nominations are open for interested teens to take part in this summer’s Virginia Department of Forestry 2020 Camp Woods & Wildlife.

The 74th annual camp will be held June 22-27 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center near Appomattox. VDOF hosts this camp with support and cooperation from numerous other conservation agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals.

“Camp Woods & Wildlife is a unique, field-based learning experience that introduces campers to natural resource careers,” said camp coordinator Ellen Powell. “Our natural classroom is the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest.”

Classes cover real-world job skills, in areas such as tree identification, forest ecology, responsible timber harvesting and reforestation, wildlife habitat management, mapping, environmental protection and urban forestry. Campers also take part in field trips, exploratory classes, outdoor recreation and a Lumberjack Field Day.

Nominees must be Virginia residents aged 13 to 16 years...

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