February 20, 2009

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

Dates Announced for Alabama Forestry Camp 2009

The 2009 session of Alabama Forestry Camp, in its twelfth year, is coming up soon. Held at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund’s Rural Training Center in Sumter County near Epes, Alabama, the camp will run from Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11.

This five-day camp is for high school students interested in forestry, conservation, and/or natural resources, and is designed to introduce basic forestry concepts through classroom instructions and outdoor activities. In addition to the educational aspects, there are also plenty of fun and recreational activities. The purpose of Alabama Forestry Camp is to have a positive learning experience.

At this year’s camp, students will participate in sessions covering tree identification, forest management, forest products, wildlife, water quality, urban forestry, and forest history. There are also off-campus visits to recreational parks, a private landowner’s property, and forest industry facilities. During College and Career Night, students will have the opportunity to talk to college recruiters about careers in forestry and natural resources.  The final day of the camp includes a graduation ceremony and luncheon for students, instructors, counselors, and family members. All students will receive a certificate for completion of the camp.

Alabama Forestry Camp is open to both boys and girls. Students must be 15-18 years old and have completed the 9th grade, but not graduated from high school. Camp participants will be housed in dormitories with 24-hour adult supervision. Each attendee is responsible for providing his or her own transportation to and from the camp. Applicants selected to attend camp will be required to pay a $25.00 application fee. All other transportation, meals, and snacks will be provided. Applications should be completed and signed by both student and parent (or legal guardian), and must be postmarked by May 1, 2009. Space is limited.

If you know someone who might be interested in attending Alabama Forestry Camp, have them call any county office of the Alabama Forestry Commission for an application or for more information.

Application and brochure are available on the Alabama Forestry Commission website at 2009 Camp Brochure and Application

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