Wildlife Camp: July 7 - 12, 2019
Rising 9th – 12th Grade
If you have an interest wildlife management, or just in being outside and learning about nature, you’re at the right place. Our camp is an all-inclusive 5-day experience offered within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS). The camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, taught by Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) and Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) professionals.
Campers will learn fundamental concepts, issues, and concerns related to wildlife food, history of wildlife conservation in North America, and the conservation problems that have arisen, and the laws and practices that have evolved to remedy them. Campers will also gain exposure to data analysis tools commonly used in wildlife sciences as well as laboratory techniques used to manage wildlife populations, including censoring, habitat mapping, prescribed burning, GIS and computer simulation.
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.
Dr. Jim Armstrong
Dr. Armstrong’s teaching responsibilities include Human-wildlife conflicts. His research interests include human-wildlife conflicts, human dimensions of wildlife management, urban coyote ecology. His extension interests includes 4-H/youth natural resources education and wildlife damage management.
Jordan Graves was hired by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in February 2013 as a Regional Extension Agent covering Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management. Currently he serving as the Natural Resource Agent for the Piedmont Region of Alabama (East Central) and covers 10 counties.
In his role, Graves provides landowners with assistance regarding the management of their resources on their properties. This includes hosting workshops and making on site visits to help evaluate situations and discuss various management solutions. He also assists with youth outreach throughout his region by educating students on proper management of Alabama’s Natural Resources (fisheries, forestry, and wildlife) through programs like Classroom in the Forest.
Currently Graves is enrolled as a graduate student in the Masters of Natural Resources Program through the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences.
Camp Fees are $800 and 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
Applicants intending to commute to camp can contact Auburn Youth Programs at 334-844-5100 to receive a coupon code for the discounted rate.
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
Please note: Be prepared to be in the elements – heat, bugs, rain!
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- One (1) pair of jeans/long pants – preferred to prevent poison ivy & bug bites
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Multiple pairs of closed toed shoes
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Gear
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Hiking Boots
- Spending Money
Last Updated: January 9, 2019