Wisconsin Land & Water is thrilled to announce its annual series of Summer Conservation Camps, specially designed for middle and high school students eager to explore the wonders of nature and engage in hands-on conservation efforts. With a focus on environmental education, outdoor adventures, and community stewardship, these camps aim to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.

Wisconsin Land & Water believes in the power of education and experiential learning to foster a deep appreciation for our natural world. The Summer Conservation Camps are guided by the mission to instill environmental stewardship values in young minds and empower them to become advocates for sustainable practices in their communities. Through immersive outdoor experiences and expert-led workshops, participants will gain valuable insights into environmental conservation and develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on their surroundings.

The Wisconsin Land & Water Summer Conservation Camps offer an exciting array of activities tailored to middle and high school students interested in environmental science, ecology, and conservation. Highlights of the program include:

  1. Field Excursions: Explore Wisconsin’s diverse ecosystems through guided field trips to forests, wetlands, rivers, and prairies. Participants will have the opportunity to observe native wildlife, study plant species, and learn about the interconnectedness of natural habitats.
  2. Hands-On Workshops: Engage in interactive workshops led by conservation experts, where campers will learn about topics such as water quality monitoring, soil conservation techniques, native plant restoration, and sustainable agriculture practices.
  3. Outdoor Adventures: Embark on outdoor adventures including hiking, kayaking, fishing, and camping, fostering a deeper connection to the natural world while promoting teamwork and leadership skills.
  4. Community Service Projects: Make a tangible difference in local communities by participating in conservation projects such as habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and shoreline cleanups. These service opportunities allow campers to apply their newfound knowledge and contribute to meaningful environmental initiatives.
  5. Educational Sessions: Attend informative sessions on environmental conservation, climate change, wildlife conservation, and other pressing environmental issues, led by guest speakers and educators from renowned conservation organizations.

Wisconsin Land & Water Summer Conservation Camps are open to middle and high school students passionate about environmental conservation and eager to make a difference in the world. Registration is now open, with limited spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or learn more about the camp schedule, tuition fees, and scholarship opportunities, visit our website at www.wilandwater.org/camps.

This year, Forest County Land & Water plans on offering scholarships for High School students to attend the Summer Camp.

For inquiries and further information, please contact: Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at .