Careers Camp

Natural Resources Career Camp (NRCC)

Learning about careers in forestry helped for me to decide my future plans. Working the business side of forestry is something I could do.”

In August, 2021, the BCFB sponsored Peter Sheggrud for a one week experience at the Natural Resources Career Camp. Read about his experience at this link. 

peter sheggrud
Peter Sheggrud, who was our 2021 NRCC 2021 applicant!

This seven-day camp is designed for high school students. The Forestry Boards are responsible for recruiting two students from their counties, interviewing, and providing partial scholarships. Find registration information at this link.

Students who have reached the age of 16 by the first day of Natural Resources Career Camp week may choose to earn two college credits from Allegany College of Maryland by attending the entire week and completing an exam. The credits will transfer to most community colleges in Maryland and several four year colleges and universities.

All classes are taught through hands-on field experience along with classroom instruction. Images below © website for Careers Camp.

  • Forestry
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Fisheries
  • Arboriculture
  • Watershed management
  • Natural resources management
  • GIS and GPS technology

Natural resource professionals have developed the extensive and relevant curriculum. Traditional Forestry is the main focus of this educational experience with the inclusion of GIS and GPS technology, Urban Forestry, Wildlife Habitat, Fisheries, and Watershed ecology. This co-educational camp provides an opportunity for high school students interested in a career in Natural Resources to learn from industry professionals and develop contacts for future employment and a career in natural resources.

Click on this home site for Careers Camp to learn more about the program, which is offered for a week in July. Each county forestry board nominates two high school students from their county and pays the $450 fee for the camp experience. On acceptance a student will pay a $125 lab fee.

Your donations for two Baltimore County students to attend this week-long event are most welcome.