Youth Conservation Camp

2022 Youth Conservation Camp will be held July 10-16th, 2022!
Camper applications are now OPEN.



  • The camp will be held in person on the campus of Virginia Tech

  • The cost of camp is $550. Scholarship opportunities are available through our district. 

  • If you are located outside of a local SWCD, please contact for more information

  • Applications are due to the Colonial District by April 15, 2022

  • Current COVID-19 safety procedures will be followed at the direction of Virginia Tech. 


For over 40 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 70 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.


Youth Conservation Camp is open to all Virginia students enrolled in High School for the current year.


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