What is the High Desert Youth Range Camp (HDYRC)? The organizers of range camp have a passion for our western rangelands and want youth to know how exciting these lands are and how important the management of these lands are to our communities. We have designed range camp for students to get out on the landscape and learn about rangelands in a fun atmosphere. Many career opportunities are available in the range management field and will be highlighted during camp. Campers will learn about soils, plants, wildlife, using GPS units, talk with ranchers and range and wildlife scientists and much more! College credit is earned for all students completing camp from Treasure Valley Community College.
When is camp held? June 19-22, 2013. Click here to see our brochure!
Where is camp held? Northern Great Basin Experimental Range 35 miles west of Burns, OR. This is a spectacular 16,000 acre property where USDA-Agriculture Research Service and Oregon State University scientists conduct cutting edge research on managing rangelands and livestock production.
Who is camp for? If you will be enrolled in high school in Sept. 2013 and have an interest in rangeland, being outdoors, wildlife habitats, livestock, plants, career opportunities in natural resources or just having fun while learning about rangelands then you must apply!
What does camp cost? We have a number of sponsors for range camp that help defray the $175.00 cost per student. Students accepted to camp will only pay $50.00.
How do I apply? An application to our camp can be found here: APPLICATION
Where can I get more information? Contact: Brenda Smith 541 573-4084 email@example.com.
Sponsoring a camper and volunteer opportunities are available! We would welcome talking to you about this terrific youth activity in Eastern Oregon. Please contact Brenda Smith at Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center 541 573-4084 firstname.lastname@example.org.
An added benefit to attending camp: HDYRC selects a Top Camper award! This student will be invited to participate in the Society of Range Management High School Youth Forum at the annual conference in Orlando, Florida in February 2014. This student is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section of SRM and all expenses are covered.
Links that may be of interest:
Like us on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/HDYRC
Society of Range Management www.rangelands.org
High School Youth Forum http://www.rangelands.org/spokane2012/students_hsyf.shtml
Pacific Northwest Section http://pnw.rangelands.org/
Treasure Valley Community College http://www.tvcc.cc.or.us/Academics/Natural_Resources/index.cfm