Posted by: ccenys4h | February 6, 2014

NYS 4-H Forestry Weekend – May 9-11, 2014 at Camp Shankitunk in Delaware County

Forestry Weekend

Join youth from across the state for a weekend of forestry activities, games, and competition. This three-day event is for youth aged 10 and up (and staff and volunteers) interested in learning more about forests, and to select the NYS team that will go to the 2014 National 4-H Forestry Invitational (must be 14-19 for the national event).

The Forestry weekend activities include:

  • Tree identification
  • Tree measurements
  • Compass usage
  • Map reading
  • Insects and diseases
  • Geocaching
  • Nature games
  • Night hikes and more

Cost $40 per person: includes food, materials, and cabin lodging. (A $95 value!). Space is limited, so register now!  For questions to go: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/orange/4-hforestry.htm or contact Ingrid Hill at 845-344-1234 or imh23@cornell.edu or Gary Goff at 607-255-2824 or grg3@cornell.edu.

We are also looking for volunteers for the weekend!   For more information about the National Invitational July 20 – 24, 2014 (Sun. – Thurs.) in West Virginia go to:  http://www.4hforestryinvitational.org/.

Funding Support provided by the New York State Forest Owners Association- Southern Finger Lakes Chapter. If you or your organization would like to help sponsor the event, please contact Rebecca Hargrave.

For more information about the 4-H Camp Shankitunk go to http://campshankitunk.org/

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