North Carolina’s oldest forest conservation organization

Forestry & Environmental Camps

 Forestry & Environmental Camps

Forestry and Environmental Camps are on site field trips that allow students to become junior foresters and nature resource professionals for a day. Middle and high school students learn topics such as wildlife, dendrology, forest products, and mapping to explore a nearby park or green space. All lessons and activities are taught by professionals working in the field which gives students the unique opportunity to learn skills and use tools needed for a career in the environment.

Camp At A Glance

Sample Schedule of a Camp Day

Class/Group9:00 a.m.9:10-10:0010:05-10:5511:00-11:50Lunch12:30-1:20
WillowIntroductionDendrologyEcologyForest ProductsLunchWildlife
Red OakIntroductionWildlifeDendrologyEcologyLunchForest Products
MapleIntroductionForest ProductsWildlifeDendrologyLunchEcology
PineIntroductionEcologyForest ProductsWildlifeLunchDendrology

Currently, camps are offered in Wilmington, Greensboro, Raleigh and Lake Norman.

Please contact NCFA’s Director of Education, Amy Juliana, for the following information:

  • You are interested in booking a camp! Please provide interested dates, location of school, possible green spaces that can be utilized and number of students.
  • If you are interested in observing a camp.
  • If you are a professional and would like to volunteer to lead an activity. Volunteers are able to earn criteria 3 CFE’s.

When Forestry and Environmental Camp are scheduled for the year, NCFA will look to our local forestry communities for volunteers! We are in need of forestry, natural resource professionals, and environmental educators to volunteer to lead our rotational activities and lesson plans to students. Activities are focused on forestry and environmental education; which cover topics on wildlife, dendrology, forest products, soils, compass work, mapping, and tree measurement. NCFA will provide the lesson plans and materials we just need you! See the schedule below for upcoming camp dates and registration links. Please note that you are not required to volunteer the entire the week. Any time that you can spare would be appreciated

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Volunteer T-Shirts
  • Lunch
  • Foresters will have the opportunity to earn criteria 3 CFE Credits
  • Criteria IV Teaching Hours for EE credit

If you are unable to volunteer, please share these volunteer opportunities with your colleagues. NCFA would like to highlight a variety of careers that students can pursue working outdoors and with natural resources.

Scheduled Camps

November 2020 - Hugh MacRae Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC 2840

Forestry & Environmental Camps
Forestry & Environmental Camps
Forestry & Environmental Camps
Forestry & Environmental Camps