National Resources Careers Camp - 2019

Wanted: Students!!


Do you know a high school student with an interest in natural resources? If so, encourage them to consider attending the

Natural Resources Careers Camp (NRCC), to be held Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, 2019. This conference is presented by the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards and the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland

Student Comments

“I didn’t know how cool bats really are.”

“Tree climbing was a very exhilarating activity.” [Tree-climbing] “is awesome.”

“ . . . interesting to find out that bears den just about anywhere.”

“I am ecstatic to have learned something that I can use whether or not I pursue a career in natural resources.”

“. . interesting to learn everything that is done for trees in urban areas to keep them healthy.”

“Nocturnal sounds . . . was one of the best things . . [The counselor’s] bird calls were pretty epic.”

“I learned how to use a GPS system correctly, which was pretty cool.”

and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service. Join field professionals and high school students from across the state for seven days of intense instruction at a rustic camp in Garrett County, Maryland. The conference is designed for Maryland high school students interested in pursuing a career in forestry and natural resources. Students will learn about working in the field of natural resources, educational requirements, employment and career opportunities in forestry, water resources, and other related disciplines from teams of natural resource professionals.

The Washington County Forestry Board encourages any local high school student with an interest in natural resources to apply for NRCC. Each county Forestry Board is able to sponsor up to two students from their local area, and the Board provides a scholarship for each sponsored student so that they may attend the conference at no cost.

Student spaces for NRCC are limited.  If you’d like more information or if you wish to speak to a forestry board representative about the program, e-mail us at

Applications are can be filled out online at the website of the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards.

Download the curriculum

View the 2019 brochure

Apply today!

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