Do you know a student who deserves a scholarship for academic achievement to a fun summer camp and is interested in learning more about Georgia’s most valuable renewable resource – our forests?
For the 27th year, the Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters is pleased to offer a five-day camp to help Georgia’s youth become more aware of the value of forest resources to Georgia’s environment, economy and everyday life. The Camp is for 12 and 13-year old girls and boys who will enter the 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2015. This outdoor/indoor experiential camp is for inquisitive students eager to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, map skills, tree identification and the people who manage these vast resources.
The Camp will be held July 5-9, 2015 at the Georgia FFA/FCCLA facility located south of Covington on Lake Jackson.
We can accommodate 60 campers, on a first-application received, first-registered basis. One or two students per school will be accepted. Students who have previously attended the Camp are not eligible. For each nominee, please provide an alternate student in case the nominee is unable to attend. While the camp is supported by donations, there is a nominal registration fee of $40.00 for each camper. If financial concerns would prevent your student(s) from attending, there are opportunities to find sponsors to help with the registration fee.
Please complete the application below, ensure the commitment of the student’s parent or guardian support for their attendance, and return the form and check for each student to the designated mailing address by May 21. Acceptance notices and certificates for Honors Day presentations will be emailed to schools upon receipt of applications. We strongly encourage you to register your student(s) in enough time to honor them at your school’s end-of-year awards ceremony. Additional camp information will be mailed to the student by the first week in June.
To find out more information about the Camp, please visit http://www.gasaf.net. Questions can also be directed to Kassie Keck at the Georgia Forestry Commission in Macon (phone 478-751-3530 or FAX 478-751-3559) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
We appreciate your nomination of a deserving student for this great opportunity and encourage you to recognize the student at your school’s honors program.
2015 Camp Coordinator
BILLY LANCASTER SAF FORESTRY YOUTH CAMP
July 5-9, 2015
To nominate a student, please complete the application below and return by May 21. Notification of selections will be mailed to the student by the first week of June. Please make a photocopy of your application before returning.
Mail application to:
Georgia Forestry Commission
5645 Riggins Mill Rd.
Dry Branch, GA 31020
478.751.3528, Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. – Noon
Please type or print legibly.
Previous attendees are not eligible. Have you attended this camp previously?
Yes ___ No ___
Age: _______ Gender: ________ Birth Date: _________________________
Student’s Home Mailing Address: ____________________________________
City/Zip Code: __________________County:___________
Parent or Guardian Name:______________________________________
Parent’s Phone Number: Area Code (____) ___________Email: _________
T-Shirt Size: Circle one: X Small Small Medium Large X Large XX Large (These are adult sizes)
School Name: _______________________________________
City/Zip Code: ____________School Phone:Area Code (_____) __________
Nominating Science Teacher or Counselor:____________________________
Teacher/Counselor Email: ___________________________________________
Registration Fee of $40.00 is enclosed:Yes____ No____ (please include explanation)
Please make checks payable to Billy Lancaster SAF Forestry Youth Camp.