Conservation Education

Our camp staff are working natural resource professionals who will share their passion for our natual world and help you connect to hands-on activities and explore education and career opportunities.

Be Part of History

A proud tradition since 1941, the WV State Conservation Camp has welcomed youth from all over the state to kick off their summer with new friends and opportunities to explore their natural environment.

Residential Camping Fun

New friends and a wide variety of outdoor activites round out your time at camp. Shooting sports, boating, rappelling,  outdoor cooking, timber sports, fishing, and more will challenge you to try something new. You might just find a new favorite activity!

Next Camp Session - June 2022








It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone camp again due to COVID-19.  This is a sad, but necessary action for this summer as we follow the best practices set forth by WVU for in-person overnight camping.

Stay safe and keep in contact with us on social media to keep “your outdoor open door” open!

Also, note that the WV DEP has canceled the 2021 WV Junior Conservation Camp.  LINK

Ben Spong

Camp Chairman

Your Outdoor Open Door


Come spend a week with the WV State Conservation Camp to explore our natural world and begin to answer the many questions concerning West Virginia’s natural resources. During a fun week at camp, you will interact with natural resource professionals, explore potential career opportunities, learn new skills and make lifelong friends from all across West Virginia!

A proud tradition since 1941, WV State Conservation Camp continues to introduce young adults to their natural resources and to the wise use and management of those resources. Come, join in this legacy and let Conservation Camp open the door to the outdoors for you!


Leave us your contact information and we’ll let you know when the system opens up in spring 2021.

We’ve redesigned our camp brochure and we are getting them out around the state.  If you know someone who would like a brochure sent to them, please let us know — send email to

These are also ready to print — so you can print a few yourself and get them to your friends.

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