The Kansas Section of the Society for Range Management will be sponsoring its annual Kansas Range Youth Camp this year from July 12-15 at Camp Mennoscah in Kingman County.
The camp, offered for more than 55 years, has the purpose to educate youth about rangelands, why they are important and how best to manage these lands.
High school students who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors are eligible to attend. Students interested in livestock, wildlife management, soils, native plants or natural resources will learn something interesting and have a fun time doing it.
Time is spent outdoors doing hands-on activities, and several field trips will allow students to see first hand some local operations.
Registration is now open and will end June 1. The cost is $250, but many county conservation districts and other local organizations will sponsor a local student.
Interested students are encourage to contact the conservation district to inquire about funding. Information and forms can be found on the KSSRM website: rangelands.org.
Camp coordinator Amber Johnson can field questions by at email@example.com or 620-374-2511.