Jean Szymanski 505-842-3325 Forest Service-Public Affairs Office 333 Broadway SE Albuquerque, NM 87102
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2007 CAMP DATES: JUNE 3-8
Forestry camp is a 5-day residential, outdoor workshop for 13 to 17 year olds. It's a great way for youth to learn about how New Mexicans use, care for, and appreciate the natural and cultural resources on their public lands. Resource professionals work with campers to learn about trees, streams, archaeology, insects, wildland fire, range management, wildlife, outdoor ethics, search and rescue, and soils and geology.
Forestry camp is held at Rancho del Chaparral Scout Camp in the Jemez Mountains near Cuba, New Mexico. The 1,200-acre camp, located along the Rio de las Vacas at about 8,000 feet elevation, provides an ideal setting with beautiful ponderosa pine, aspen, oak, and mixed conifer trees. Field trips are taken on the surrounding Santa Fe National Forest and other locations. Meals are served in the dining hall, and campers, counselors and staff sleep in platform tents. For an in-depth look at forestry camp, see About Camp Life <http://nmforestrycamp.org/about.html>.
Counselors are adult volunteers. Our camp counselors are from many walks of life; some are teachers, others are natural resource professionals. Counselor applications are available as a PDF form that can be completed on-line then printed. Mail completed forms to New Mexico Forestry Camp, c/o Marsha Hagerdon, Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Grants, NM 87020. Applications must be received by April 20 for the 2007 Camp. For questions, contact Marsha Hagerdon at 505-287-8833, or Peggy Ohler at 505-289-3950.
The camp is not fully accessible. If you have special accessibility needs, contact Peggy Ohler, 505-289-3950.