Junior Conservation Camp
The DEP Junior Conservation Camp has been in existence since 1981. The event runs annually in June and 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, digital photography, archery, water study, recycling, hunter education, fishing, geocaching and many others. Sports activities include basketball, kickball, volleyball, and more.
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
Note: The 2020 State Conservation Camp at Camp Caesar was cancelled.