Monday, February 5, 2018

DCNR Invites Applications for Environmental Careers Camp July 8-14

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said Monday.  The deadline for applications is April 15.
Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp has become one of DCNR’s strongest success stories since beginning 17 years ago,” said Dunn. “We’ve successfully worked with hundreds of young people to hone their awareness of the natural world and the variety of related careers available to them.”
The six-day camp begins Sunday, July 8, at Camp Kresge, White Haven, Luzerne County. The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles north of White Haven.
“Past campers have come from small towns and large cities, forming a unique pool of intelligence, spirit and commitment to environmental improvement,” Dunn said. “In addition, many DCNR employees have supported this camp effort, some coming back year after year.”
The camp will introduce 20 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers, and encourage their pursuit. From wildlife conservation projects and stream sampling of aquatic life, to various forestry skills, daily activities offer students a hands-on, team-building learning experience in an outdoor setting.
Participants explore a wide range of career experiences, including water quality assessments, geology field studies, and overnight camping experiences. They also will meet conservation professionals to learn about career opportunities.
Offered free of charge, the instruction and daily activities will be overseen by specialists and officials of DCNR’s bureaus of State Parks and Forestry. After the camp, attendees will have a chance to seek internships, job-shadowing and other career-related opportunities through the camp’s mentor program.
Click Here for an ECO Camp brochure.
For more details and applications, visit the Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp webpage, write to ECO Camp Coordinator, Bureau of State Parks, Outdoor Programming Services Division, P.O. Box 8551, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551; or call 717-425-5330.
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