Natural Resources Career Camp is for Maryland and Mid-Atlantic high school students interested in pursuing studies or a career in forestry and natural resources.  The week-long camp is full of hands on activities with lodging and meals included.  This year camp will be held Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Hickory Environmental Center in Garrett County, Maryland.

Join field professionals from accross the state for seven days of intense instruction and fun. You'll learn by doing:

  • Forest data collection
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Fish shocking
  • Tree climbing and pruning
  • Tree and soils identification
  • GIS and GPS usage
  • Wildland Fire suppression
  • Tour of a working sawill
  • Forest management plan
  • Chainsaw demo
  • Macroinvertibrate sampling
  • College night 
  • Career Night

Students may choose to earn two college credits (fee required) from Allegany College of Maryland.  To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years old by the end of NRCC week, attend the entire week of camp, complete a short exam, and present a forest management plan as part of a team.  The credits will tansfer to most Maryland community colleges and several four year colleges and universities.

The NRCC tuition is $450.00 plus a $125.00 activity fee.  Allegany County Forestry Board offers two scholarships each year!  Please visit the following link to see the entire brochure and register for camp:  http://marylandforestryboards.org/nrcc.cfm