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Conservation Camp

WV State Conservation Camp

Youths aged from 14 to 19 have a unique opportunity to explore the natural world and learn about the state’s resources through the West Virginia State Conservation Camp. Natural resource management professionals will teach youths about environmental conservation through experiential learning on a variety of topics. Teens can learn new skills, make friends from across the state, explore career opportunities and learn the importance of being responsible stewards of the environment around them.

A camping tradition since 1941, generations of teens have learned the importance of West Virginia’s resources and how to beneficially use them to avoid waste. The camp takes place June 15 – 20. Learn more about WV State Conservation Camp…

Ben Spong

Ben Spong

WVU Extension Specialist – Forest Operations

Ben Spong, West Virginia University Extension Service forest operations specialist, knows what helps make West Virginia wild and wonderful, like the abundant forests that cover more than one-third of the state.

“West Virginia is one of the most forested states in the country, and because of this large, wooded area, there is a strong link to people and organizations that utilize the renewable, natural resource,” explained Spong. Learn more about Ben's work ...