Camp Woods & Wildlife

Camp Woods & Wildlife


Do you know students who are interested in natural resources?

Please consider nominating them to attend Camp Woods and Wildlife (formerly Holiday Lake Forestry Camp), held June 22-27 2020 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox.

This residential camp immerses students in field-based learning and introduces them to careers in forestry, wildlife, and related fields.

Forestry Camp is open to Virginia residents aged 13-16 who have not attended before. Nominations can be made by any non-related adult and are due April 10, 2020.

See for forms and information.

The Virginia Department of Forestry, in cooperation with natural resource conservation agencies and organizations, has proudly administered Holiday Lake Forestry Camp — Now called Camp Woods & Wildlife for more than 70 years.

This unique camping experience has introduced young Virginians to the challenges, special skills and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy every day.

Camp Woods & Wildlife is ideal for students:

  • to explore and experience activities in forestry and wildlife related careers
  • who participate in forestry and wildlife judging teams, Envirothon competitions, or ecology clubs
  • to experience hands on learning about natural resources conservation

Camp is held June 22 – 27, 2020.

Camp is open to any Virginia student aged 13 to 16, who has an interest in natural resources and who had not attended before.

For more information about this exciting educational opportunity visit the Department of Forestry Website.

Camp Woods & Wildlife Nomination Form 2020