How would you like to attend a camp this summer that is like no other you have ever heard of? If this has your attention, you need to further check out the possibility of Camp Canopy! This exciting adventure will introduce you to various educational activities focused towards forestry and wildlife, while also treating you to the traditional camp happenings, like swimming, hiking, archery, camp fires and s’mores!
First known as Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp when it was started over seven decades ago, high schoolers from all across the Buckeye State can spend one adventure seeking summer week getting close to nature and learn to love and respect it even more. Camp Canopy will be held at the Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, from June 12th through the 17th, 2022.
Camp Canopy is the only place where “future” foresters and wildlife specialists can get their hands dirty and put their knowledge of forestry and wildlife to the test. As Jeremy Scherf, an ODNR Forestry Manager and Camp Canopy co-director shares, “This is an opportunity for students to learn about natural resources from professionals and build lasting leadership and teambuilding skills, while experiencing Ohio’s beautiful forests!”
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 $375 and this year the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District will provide two, $300 scholarships to any Erie County high schooler interested in attending. Just mail a letter of request to our office stating the reason you’d like to participate in Camp Canopy this summer, along with your contact information.
Camp Canopy is operated by the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the conservation of Ohio’s forests and forest industry. Instructors are professionals from ODNR, OSU Extension, and forest industry in the state. For more information about Camp Canopy, visit their website at campcanopy.com or call the Ohio Forestry Association at 1-888-38-TREES.