Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Registration Now Open for Youth Forestry Camp

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:25:52 CST

Registration Now Open for Youth Forestry Camp
Are you ready for a unique summer camp adventure in the forest? Oklahoma Forestry Services is offering teens the opportunity to learn more about the forest while exploring Oklahoma's natural resources in beautiful Beavers Bend State Park at its 58th Annual Youth Forestry Camp.


"Catching Fire" is this year's theme, with campers learning about fire ecology and how fire affects the forest's ecosystem. Hands-on activities with natural resource professionals will include wildlife management, forestry management, stream ecology, and fire management. These professionals, who represent organizations such as Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Dept., OSU Kiamichi Forestry Research Station, Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation and Weyerhaeuser Company, will also discuss career opportunities with the teens. Other programs during the weeklong camp will include tree identification, GPS exploration, forest measurements and soil investigations. Naturally, there is time every day for recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, archery and fishing, and meeting new friends while enjoying one of Oklahoma's most spectacular places.


"The kids always have a great time and learn so much at camp," said Oklahoma Forestry Services Education Coordinator Jerí Irby, "but what is really great is that they gain a lifelong awareness and respect for their environment."


The week-long camp will be held June 2 - 7 and is open to boys and girls ages 13 -15 from across the state. The fee for campers is $175 and covers all costs, including lodging, meals, transportation at camp, field trips and workshops. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.


Apply now for this extraordinary outdoor experience at www.forestry.ok.gov/forestycamp. The website also has additional camp information and photos from previous camps. Applications will be accepted until May 16th. You are also welcome to contact Jerí Irby at 405-522-6160 or jeri.irby@ag.ok.gov.


Camp counselors and adult leaders are also urged to apply. Camp counselors, age 18-22 should be mature, responsible young adults with an interest in education or outdoor career such as forestry or wildlife. In addition to gaining valuable field experience, camp counselors will receive a stipend of $200 for the week. Volunteer adult leaders are eligible to bring one camper for no charge.



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Sun, 25 Sep 2022 15:50:14 CDT
  • Road to Rural Prosperity Features Joey Carter about his movie "Hog Farmer" and his battle To Keep his Farm  Sun, 25 Sep 2022 13:42:02 CDT
  • Superior Livestock's Sept. 22 Video Auction Market Report  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:44:12 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. September 23, 2022  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:23:02 CDT
  • House Republicans Unveil Commitment to America  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:23:28 CDT
  • BASF's Sack Hunger Challenge back for 2022 Kansas State Season  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:17:53 CDT
  • Thompson: Commitment to America Will Restore a Robust Rural Economy  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:31:08 CDT
  • Integrity Beef Helping Producers Develop Value Added Cattle  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:18:31 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.