About YCC

Applications for 2022 are Closed

The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors a weeklong summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg,

The program brings together interested students from around the state for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.

The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District will help to sponsor two students who would like to attend the camp.

About 2022 Camp

After two years of going virtual, the in-person Youth Conservation Camp (YCC) is back in 2022! The 44th Annual YCC will take place this year July 10-16, 2022, on the campus of Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA.

Once accepted, campers will be responsible for a $25 fee.

Campers that attend this camp will still be eligible to attend 2022 Camp Woods & Wildlife, and Youth Conservation Camp.


  • To provide high school students interested in natural resources and conservation a fun and exciting week-long educational opportunity to attend a camp held at Virginia Tech.
  • To give financial support to students showing a strong desire to attend camp.

2022 Camper Application

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