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Students need to move quickly or miss out on one of this summerâ€™s most exciting outdoor adventure. The 56th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers ages 13-15 years old who want to have fun in the outdoors learning about forestry, wildlife and natural resources.
The week-long camp will be held June 4th-9th, 2012 at beautiful Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow and is open to boys and girls from across the state.
â€śOnly 50 spots are available, so we urge interested campers to sign up now,â€ť said Camp Director Caleb Fields. â€śWhile learning about forestry and wildlife, campers will enjoy fly fishing, archery, skeet shooting and fun field trips.â€ť
The camp is coordinated by Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. A camper fee of $175 covers all costs including lodging, meals, transportation at camp, field trips, and workshops. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Applications will be accepted until May 18 and are available at www.forestry.ok.gov or by contacting the OSU Extension Office in Antlers at (580) 298-5563. The website also has additional camp information as well as photos from past camps.
Adult leaders and camp counselors are also urged to apply. Camp counselors, ages 18-22, 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 charge.
By getting your kids in the woods this summer, they will not only have fun but will gain awareness and respect for the world in which they live while learning from some of the top natural resource professionals in the state. So donâ€™t wait, apply now for this memorable outdoor experience!!!5563