Natural Resources Careers Camp

Join high school students from across Maryland at this annual week-long camp held in Garrett County during the summer to explore careers and college studies in natural resources. This partnership with Allegany College of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Service offers high school students an educational opportunity to learn from professionals and develop contacts that could lead to a future career in natural resources.

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In 2017, the LaVale Lions Club supported three Allegany County students to go to the Natural Resources Career Camp at Camp Hickory Environmental Center in Garrett County, Maryland.  Their names from left to right are Carter Barron, Hannah Moore, Lillie Reckley.  



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“Fantastic! I definitely know what I want to do now! I’ve really considered being a park ranger. Now seeing the extensive range of things you get to do, it really sealed the deal!”
– NRCC student