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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Youth Conservation Camp Scholarship

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department now offers a limited number scholarships for middle and high school aged youth to attend the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association Conservation Camps. These camps provide positive educational outdoor experiences, foster an appreciation for nature, and introduce a variety of careers in natural resources and conservation.

Scholarships cover 50-100% of the cost of the camp and include a backpack with a rain poncho, headlamp, and water bottle. Sleeping bags are also available based on need. The number of scholarships and award amounts are based on the number of applicants and available funding.

How to Apply

Scholarship applications are due by May 1, 2024. Decisions will be made no later than May 15th.


Middle School Camp

Age: Students entering grades 6-8 in the 2024-2025 school year.
When: June 9-12, 2024
Where: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center (N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells)


High School Camp

Age: Students entering grades 9-12 in the 2024-2025 school year.
When: June 17-20, 2024
Where: North Lakeland Discovery Center (14006 Discovery Ln, Manitowish Waters)