A week in the Montana outdoors...
That's what some youth, aged 14 to 18, will be doing July 17 to 22 with the Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp. Martin Twer, MSU Extension Forestry Instructor, said, "The camp aims to provide an experience that inspires a personal and professional desire to learn about conservation and management of Montana's natural resources."
The kids will be "out in the field," learning about wildlife, forests, streams, soils, geology, and range management from agency and industry professionals.
And the week includes a half-day rafting trip in the Alberton Gorge. The camp will fill up on a first come basis. Cost is $200 which include meals, supplies and lodging. Sponsorships are available.
Also this year, the Conservation Leadership School will be available for returning campers only for $250. It includes advanced courses on working landscapes and watershed approach in the state. It includes an overnight camping trip into the mountains and a career fair.
The camp website is www.mnryc.org.