Forestry Camp: June 25 - 30, 2017

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) are offering Forestry Field Camp in 2017! Alabama has a wealth of forest related natural resources. It is the third most forested US state – two out of every three acres in Alabama is forested! This hands-on camp will give students an opportunity to get outdoors and learn about forestry in Alabama and the importance of forestry field measurements in making forest management decisions.

Taught by ACES and SFWS forestry professionals, Forestry Camp is open to high school students ages 15-18. Students will learn how to take forest tree measurements, sample forests for inventory information and use a professional grade GPS for a geocaching adventure around Auburn's campus. Camp will conclude with a fun forestry conclave activity where students have the opportunity to compete in technical events such as compass and pacing, and tree diameter and height estimation to showcase their newly acquired skills.

Students will experience an amazing campus-life in this one week program full of evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

This camp is intended for rising 9th – 12th grade students.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

Becky Barlow
Dr. Becky Barlow
Dr. John Kush

Tuition is $700 per person and covers all instruction, housing, meals, transportation fees, and recreational activities. Enrollment will be limited to 24 students so register early.

Auburn Youth Programs Registration Process:

Before you register for camp, here is a layout of the full registration process as well as a few tips/tricks to help you along the way!

  1. Click the “Register Now” button at the bottom of the Registration Tab.
  2. Once redirected, please fully complete the Summer Camp Form Packet for your child
    • Please note that all fields are required
    • You will be prompted to upload a front & back picture of your health insurance card. At the end of the camp forms, you will come to a statement about payment for camp. Payment (either down payment or full) must be made within 24hrs to reserve your child’s spot in camp. If no payment is received within 24hrs, your child will be removed from the camp roster. If you are making the down payment, please call our office for assistance.
    • The completion of the Summer Camp Form Packet will take approximately 10-15 minutes
  3. Once you have submitted your Summer Camp Form Packet, you will be redirected to make payment via our online secure portal.
    • If you are new to camps at Auburn University, you will need to create a payment account.
      1. On the main page, click the button “Enroll Someone Else”
      2. At the bottom of the new page, click “Create Account”
      3. Please enter your child’s information with your e-mail
      4. Once complete, click “Add Account”
      5. You will be prompted to enter your e-mail again & confirm your information
      6. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      7. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
    • If you are a returner, please use the account you already created from a previous summer to log in. If you need help, please call our office for assistance.
      1. Use your existing e-mail and password to login
      2. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      3. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment.
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

At any time during the registration process, if you run into a problem or have a question, please call our registration office at (334) 844 – 5100 or e-mail us at auyouth@auburn.edu. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 4:45pm CST.

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Last Updated: April 24, 2017