Forestry Camp: June 9 - 14, 2019
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) are offering Forestry Camp! 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 all high school students. 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.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


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.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Dinner is held in The Terrell Dining facility, where campers will have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in housed in the SFWS Building.

Becky Barlow
Dr. Becky Barlow

Dr. Becky Barlow is associate professor and Alabama Extension specialist, and serves as the third Jordan Professor of Writing. She received her BS in Landscape Architecture, MS in Forest Management and Economics, and PhD in Forest Management from Mississippi State University. Barlow’s areas of expertise include economics of multiple use activities and timber management on private forests, Agroforestry, and Southern Pine Ecosystems

John Kush
Dr. John Kush

Dr. John Kush is a Research Fellow in the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS). Trained as a forester, John focuses on forest ecology and restoration and he strives to bridge the gap between ecology and forestry to promote wise ecosystem management and sustainable use of natural resources. He is recognized as an Ecological Society of America Senior Ecologist. For John, his chosen field of work is more than a career; it is a vehicle that enables him to have the largest possible impact on something he cares about deeply, the management and restoration of forest ecosystems.

Camp Fees will be posted when registration opens on December 1, 2018. Camp Fees include the following items:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities


If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

Last Updated: October 17, 2018