COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is looking for future foresters. Registration is now open for the popular Camp Canopy.
“We are excited to get students outside and in the woods this year,” said forestry manager and camp co-director Jeremy Scherf. “This is an opportunity for students to learn about natural resources from professionals and build lasting leadership and teambuilding skills while experiencing Ohio’s beautiful forests.”
Camp Canopy 2021 will feature a new session on wildlife monitoring, including mist netting and camera traps. Stream quality monitoring and Ohio geology are also new this year, included with the traditional lessons in tree identification, wildlife management, silviculture, and forest products. Adventure-themed recreational activities like rifle and archery shooting, hiking, and a kayak excursion will round out a fun week of learning.
The camp runs from June 13-18. Students who have completed the eighth grade through high school seniors graduating in 2021 are invited to attend Camp Canopy, which was previously known as the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp. The camp will be held at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County. Sponsorships are available.
Camp Canopy is operated by the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the conservation of Ohio’s forests and forest industry. Instructors are professionals from ODNR, OSU Extension, and forest industry in the state. For more information about Camp Canopy, visit their website at campcanopy.com.