The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is looking for future foresters and wildlife biologists. Registration is now open for the popular Camp Canopy.
“We have a great lineup of classes and activities for students this year,” said forestry manager and camp co-director Jeremy Scherf. “This camp provides an opportunity for students to get out into Ohio’s beautiful forests and learn about natural resources from professionals while build lasting leadership and team-building skills.”
Camp Canopy 2022 will feature Ohio raptor identification and demonstrations of how ODNR Division of Wildlife’s K-9 Program uses dogs to help with law enforcement. There will also be forest forensics and an arborist class, 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 12-17. Students who have completed the eighth grade through high school seniors graduating in 2022 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.
The Ohio Division of Forestry promotes the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit Forestry.ohiodnr.gov. Follow us on Facebook @odnrforestry and on Instagram @odnrforestry (instagram.com/odnrforestry).
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.