Junior Conservation Camp

The DEP Junior Conservation Camp in June is open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 14. Located at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, the overnight camp offers a wide variety of classes that will enhance the participant’s knowledge of the environment and enable them to become good stewards of our natural resources. Classes include forestry, wildlife, archery, water study, recycling, hunter education, fishing, geocaching and many others. Sports activities include basketball, kickball, volleyball, and more.

The 2019 camp is scheduled June 17-21. To access a fillable camp application form, click here.
If you are 14-18 years old and would like to attend a conservation camp similar to the Junior Conservation Camp offered by the YEP, the West Virginia State Conservation Camp at Camp Caesar in Webster County is probably what you're looking for. Participants spend the mornings learning about the state's natural resources in a block-schedule format and enjoy afternoon activities such as archery, boating, rifle marksmanship, fishing and outdoor cooking. For more information go to: www.wvconservationcamp.com