Tour at the Hamilton Ranch, 2011
Do you know a young person age 14-18 that is interested in learning more about the outdoors? If so, encourage them to attend the 49th annual Nebraska Youth Range Camp that is sponsored by the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management.
The camp will be held June 11–15 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey.
The Youth Range Camp consists of a four-and-a-half day curriculum that appeals to students with a wide array of interests including, but not limited to, rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife.
With nearly 50 years of evolved curriculum, every student, no matter what prior experience they have, will learn substantial information that will help them become more aware of Nebraska’s most prevalent land use.
Rangelands cover nearly 50 percent of Nebraska and approximately 60 percent of the United States. These numbers convey the dominance of this land use, but recently there has been several political issues regarding the management of these rangelands which further emphasizes the reason it is imperative for us to educate the youth so we may enable them to become proficient and effective leaders in resource management as well as educated voters.
Students that attend this camp will be actively involved with field activities, lectures, hand-on experience, and recreational leadership and team-building activities that are all led by up to 20 of Nebraska’s most respected and dedicated leaders, teachers, and professionals from various agencies, colleges, and universities.
Each student will be sent home with a binder that is filled with educational materials.
Financial sponsorship is available! Every student that attended last year received a substantial level of sponsorship.
Interested individuals can find more information, the Range Camp application, and the brochure by visiting the Nebraska Society for Range Management website at www.nesrm.org and then clicking on the Nebraska Youth Range Camp link on the left of the page.