ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Forestry Association Foundation has announced that their annual summer camp (Camp Canopy) for teens will be held in person this year. Camp Canopy offers high school aged students the opportunity to learn about forestry and wildlife and get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
The 2021 Camp will take place June 13-18, 2021. Camp Canopy is held at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, located on Leesville Lake in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County, Ohio. Camp is open to any student who has completed the 8th grade through seniors graduating the year of camp. The cost of the week-long residential camp is $375, but there may be financial assistance available from Ohio’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts, conservation clubs such as National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Fishing and Garden Clubs and Regional Woodland Interest Groups. College scholarships are awarded to the students who score the highest on the final exam. Students must be pursuing education in the Natural Resources field.
“Camp Canopy is a great camp for kids to learn about tree identification, forest products, wildlife identification, bird calls and identification and much more. All of the classes are taught by professionals in the forestry and wildlife field,” said Camp Co-Director and Forester for the ODNR, Division of Forestry Jeremy Scherf.
“But it’s not all about learning,” said Marne Titchenell, Camp Co-Director and Wildlife Program Specialist with Ohio State University Extension. “This camp offers a variety of other activities, like night hikes, campfires, swimming, fishing and kayaking.”
Founded in 1950 and formerly known as Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, Camp Canopy is the place where high schoolers go to discover forestry, discover wildlife, and discover adventure. For more information or to register, visit CampCanopy.com or call the Ohio Forestry Association at 888-388-7337.
— Ohio Forestry Association
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