Youth Conservation Camp (YCC)

Youth Conservation Camp (YCC)

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

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.

To fill out an application for the 2018 Youth Conservation Camp, please download a PDF version of the application from the link below.  This year’s camp will be held Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Youth Conservation Camp

Students from YCC 2017


  • 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.
  • Applications are due to Headwaters SWCD by April 12, 2018.

2018 Camper Application

Camp Highlights 2017