The 2024 Youth Conservation Camp will be held July 14-20, 2024. You may apply through Headwaters SWCD.


About YCC

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.


  • 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.

2024 Camper Application COMING SOON!