Applications Open for Oklahoma Summer Wildlife Youth Camp

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will hold its annual Wildlife Youth Camp June 23-28 at Lake Texoma. The camp is competitively open to Oklahoma residents 14-16 years old who have an interest in wildlife conservation or wildlife law enforcement. Courses include ropes course, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, self-defense, wildlife and fisheries management, and guided fishing trips.

Applicants must be Oklahoma residents who will be 14 to 16 years old as of June 23, 2019. Prospective campers must fill out an application form and write a 75-word essay describing why they want to attend the camp, why they should be selected and what they expect to learn. Also they must furnish a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member, and a recent photograph showing the applicant participating in an outdoor-related event or activity.

Applications are now being accepted online and close April 12 at 4:30 p.m. If you would like more information, please contact Camp Director and Game Warden, Captain Wade Farrar at or (405) 850-9607.