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Natural Resource Camp


Applications are now being accepted for the

Natural Resource Camp


For students ages 12-16  and School Teachers wanting to learn more about the environment

Come spend a week with us near beautiful Sun Valley to explore and study

Idaho’s forests, streams, rangelands, soils, and wildlife with expert instructors who will intrigue and challenge you!

June 17 - 22, 2024

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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Play in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

The Natural Resource Camp has been a summer program since 1960.   Spend a week near beautiful Sun Valley exploring and studying Idaho's natural resources. Discover nature's secrets for yourself by conducting experiments and completing outdoor projects.  This is a hands-on camp.   Also enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, volleyball, bow and arrow safety, target shooting, and fireside sing-alongs.   Compete with your friends in the Tournament of the Outdoors.   View a camp video from 2018 at: .

The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation District is proud to help sponsor the Natural Resource Camp and the conservation districts that recruit campers each year.     

Many of Idaho's conservation districts sponsor students to attend camp.   

For Cassia and Minidoka residents:

Present proof of camp payment to the soil district office before June 30th to be considered for camp scholarship reimbursements

Cassia:  Mail to:  1361 East 16th Street, Burley, ID 83318,

Minidoka:  Mail to: 85 East Baseline, Rupert, Idaho 83350. 

For more information visit the Natural Resource Camp website at :

Teachers are encouraged to attend!

Obtain 1-2 graduate credits from the University of Idaho

while learning and relaxing in the wilderness north of Ketchum, Idaho.

Background courtesy of the Central Idaho 4-H Camp, Inc.

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