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Summer Conservation Camps - WV Division of Forestry

Conservation Education Program Summer Conservation Camps

West Virginia State Conservation Camp

Rustic Camp Caesar, near Webster Springs, is the setting for this camp. Striving to increase the awareness of the youth of West Virginia, this camp instructs campers, age 14 – 18, in the wise use and management of the natural resources of the state. 

Morning Classes include Forestry, Nature Awareness, Law Enforcement, Parks & Recreation, Soil Conservation, Wildlife & Fish Management, Water Quality, Waste Management and Youth Conservation.

Afternoon Activities include Mountain Biking and Rappelling, Archery and Rifle Marksmanship, Fishing, Boating and Swimming. 

Each participant attends camp on a scholarship provided by one of several sponsors.

Dates: June 15-20, 2020 (78th year)
Where: Camp Caesar, Cowen WV (Webster County)
Cost: $200.​00
Ages: 14- not yet 18

To apply for a scholarship or for more information contact:

Dr. Ben Spong
Camp Chairman
Forest Operations Extension Specialist
WVU Extension Service
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506
phone: 304-293-9425


Mike Hall
WVU Cooperative Extension Service
112-A Bell Street
Webster Springs, WV 26288

Junior Conservation Camp


Kids age 11 – 14 will love this camp at beautiful Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. Junior Conservation Camp teaches campers about the environment and how to be good stewards of our natural resources. Cost is $175/camper. 

Morning classes include instruction in Forestry, First Aid, Hunter Education, Recycling, Wildlife, Soils and Water.

Afternoon and evening activities include Archery, Canoeing, Swimming, Kickball, Volleyball and Miniature Golf.

For more information, contact Annette Hoskins, Camp Director, WV Department of Environmental Protection, (304) 926-0499 ext. 1659 or Annette.​L.​Hoskins@​wv.​gov.​

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, sustaining, and promoting the wise utilization of our state’s forest resources.


Established in 1909, as a declaration of the state government for the need of forest protection and research, the West Virginia Division of Forestry protects and conserves the state’s forest resources.