2024 Camp Canopy Scholarship

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Education

How would you like to attend a week long, one-of-a-kind summer camp this coming June?  A place where you’ll be able to swim, hike, try your hand at archery and enjoy evening camp fires?  You’ll be able to do all this and even more, while also learning about Ohio’s wildlife and forestry at Camp Canopy!  

High school students from all across Ohio are afforded the opportunity to spend an adventure filled and memorable week, getting closer to nature at Camp Canopy.  This event will be held at the Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, from June 9 through the 14, 2024.

Camp Canopy is also a place where “future” foresters and wildlife specialists can put their knowledge of forestry and wildlife to the test, an opportunity to “learn about natural resources from professionals and build lasting leadership and teambuilding skills…” 

Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Specialist and a co-director of this camp, has readily seen how some of these campers have “gone on to study natural resource disciplines” in their college pursuits, “…others have simply learned a ton of cool stuff…!”  Regardless, all the participants encounter experiences they will remember for a long time.

Camp Canopy registrations are now being taken and are open to incoming freshmen through graduating seniors (up to 19 years of age).  You can sign up online at https://campcanopy.com/.  

The cost to attend is $450 (which includes meals and all the programs) and just as in the previous year, the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District will be providing two, $300 scholarships to eligible Erie County high school (or soon to be!) boys and girls interested in attending Camp Canopy this summer. 

Just mail a letter of request to our office, 2900 Columbus Ave., Room 131, Sandusky, OH  44870.  And in the letter, please explain the reason you’d like to participate in this camp this coming June, along with your contact information. 

At the end of camp, participants are able to take a test to qualify for another scholarship to The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, Hocking College’s School of Natural Resources, Zane State College, or a scholarship for the student to use at a natural resource school of their choice. 

For questions with regard to the scholarship being provided by the Erie SWCD to attend Camp Canopy, contact our office at 419-626-5211.  More information on Camp Canopy can be also found on the Camp Canopy website.