NCFA Forestry and 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

  • This program is structured to accommodate entire grade levels, and can be structured as a one day program, to a multi day experience depending on your school size. Each rotating group can accommodate up to 30 students.
  • Park fees and material costs are sponsored by NCFA. Transportation to and from the camp site and lunch for students are the responsibility of the school.
  • Activities and lesson plans are currently correlated to the NC Essential Standards for Science, Math, and Social Students for Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, and ninth grade.
  • Menu of Activities
    • Click here for a menu of our offered activities for fifth and sixth grade students.
    • Click here for a menu of our offered activities for earth/environmental science students.
  • Sample Schedule of a Camp Day
Class/Group 9:00AM 9:10-10:00 10:05-10:55 11:00-11:50 Lunch 12:30-1:20
Willow Introduction Dendrology Ecology Forest Products LUNCH Wildlife
Red Oak Introduction Wildlife Dendrology Ecology LUNCH Forest Products
Maple Introduction Forest Products Wildlife Dendrology LUNCH Ecology
Pine Introduction Ecology Forest Products Wildlife LUNCH Dendrology


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

Please contact Amy Juliana, the NCFA’s Education Programs Manager 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.