June 9-14, 2013
Have you ever wondered what types of trees are in Ohio's forests? Or what kinds of relationships organisms have with the forest? If so, Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp is the place to be! Camp is held at FFA Camp Muskingum, which is situated on Leesville Lake in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County. Any student who has completed 8th grade and is at least fifteen (15) years of age up to seniors graduating the year of camp are welcome to participate. Be prepared to obtain valuable forestry information, make many new friends and HAVE FUN!!!
Possible Sponsorships May Be Available...Please contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District, Conservation (Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation) or Garden Clubs in your area, FFA or 4-H Clubs, conservation or science clubs at your high school, local businesses in the wood industry (sawmills, loggers, excavation companies, logging equipment dealers or one of our loggers chapters found here. If these possibilities have been exhausted and you still need help finding a sponsor, please call OFA at 1-888-388-TREES. Remember to let your sponsors know that the Ohio Forestry Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Their donation is deductible as a charitable contribution.
Want to know who is attending camp? Check out the registration list.
2013 Camp Schedule
Deadline to apply for Counselor and/or CIT positions is May 10! Deadline to apply for camp is June 5.
Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp Brochure
2013 Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp Application
Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp Counselor/CIT Application
The 2013 Counselors and CIT's have been selected! If you are interested in being a counselor or CIT in 2014 please submit your application after Jan 1, 2014.
Additional Information for Campers
Arrival: Registration for campers is Sunday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Bring ALL MEDICATION to be checked in by the nurse on duty.
Graduation (parents and friends welcome) will be held Friday from 1:00
pm - 4:00 pm at which time you will be dismissed. Everyone must be out
of camp by 4:00 pm. Be sure you make arrangements for someone to pick
you up before that time.
Clothing & Equipment List
Bedding: Bring a pillow, sleeping bag and/or bedding. Pillows will not be furnished.
Clothing: We recommend that you bring the following items. Use discretion depending on the length of your stay and the weather.
pants or sweats; raincoat or poncho; t-shirts/long sleeve shirts; warm
jacket; sweater or sweatshirt; shorts; two pair old, comfortable shoes;
waterproof boots; bathing suit; pajamas; underwear; socks; hat;
handkerchief; one nice outfit.
Toiletries: two towels, washcloth, soap & soap dish, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss.
Items: Camera & film, sunglasses, notebook and pen/pencil, insect
repellant (non-aerosol), laundry bag or plastic bag, money (a small
amount for the camp store), sunscreen.
Please Do Not Bring:
Fireworks, tobacco products or expensive jewelry. Junk food, soda &
candy will be available to purchase at the camp store but are not to be
brought because they attract wildlife into the dorms.
campers are responsible for their own belongings. It is helpful to label
your articles and luggage. The Ohio Forestry Association, Inc. &
FFA Camp Muskingum assume no responsibility for lost or stolen articles.Additional Guidelines
ready to challenge yourself, learn, try new things, explore nature,
make lots of friends, laugh, experience adventures and be an important
part of the team! In order to make our week of Forestry & Wildlife
Conservation Camp the best it can possibly be, keep the following in
*Respect for each other and their belongings and the facility is essential for a fun, smooth and successful experience.
camper will be a part of a team (leaf group). Each leaf group will
attend classes, meals and specific activities together. Other times are
allocated for large group activities and recreations breaks.
will be expected to follow the rules and guidelines established by the
Ohio Forestry Association, Inc., FFA Camp Muskingum, and your leaf group
counselor. If your conduct or influence is not appropriate or in the
best interest of the entire group, you will be dismissed from the
program without a refund. Please be ready to have an open mind and have
If you have any questions please contact the OFA office at 888-38-TREES.
Directions to Camp
CLEVELAND/CANTON, OH: Take I-77 South (East side, I-271 to I-77 or West
side I-480 to I-77) to Canton. Take Rt 30 East by exiting off of 1-77
South. Take 30 East to Rt 43 South Exit and follow Rt 43 to Carrollton.
From Carrollton, follow directions below.
OH: Take I-70 East to I-77 North. Take I-77 North to Rt 36 East, follow
36 East to 250 and turn left on St Rt 250 East. Follow 250 E and turn
left onto 151 East follow to Rt 332 North and turn left. Go 7 miles on
332 North to Autumn Road turn left and follow signs to camp.
YOUNGSTOWN, OH: Take I-11 South to St Rt 30 West (Lisbon). Follow St Rt
30 West to Kensington. Take St Rt 9 South to Carrollton. Follow
directions from Carrollton, OH. From Carrollton, follow directions
FROM WHEELING, WV: Take Ohio Rt 7 (or Parallel Rt
2) to Rt 43 in Steubenville, OH. Follow Rt 43 North to Carrollton. From
Carrollton, follow directions below. OR Take 250 West to 646 North to
151 West to 332 North. Turn right onto 332 N and go 7 miles and turn
left onto Autumn Road, and follow signs to camp.
PITTSBURGH, PA: Take US Highway 30 West Liverpool, OH. Follow Rt 7 South
to Rt 39 to Carrollton. From Carrollton,
follow directions below. OR Take US Highway 22 West to Steubenville, OH.
Follow 22 West to Rt 43 North in Steubenville. Follow 43 to Carrollton.
From Carrollton, follow directions below. OR Continue on Rt 22 West to
Rt 151 North through Jewett and Scio. Turn right on Rt 332 North and go 7
miles to Autumn Road turn left, and follow signs to camp.
CARROLLTON, OH: In downtown Carrollton, Take Rt 332 South out of town.
Go 5 miles. You will come to a town called Petersburg located at the
bottom of a steep hill, at top of hill, turn right onto Autumn road, a
large billboard stands at the place where you will turn. Go 3 miles to
Palermo, FFA Camp Muskingum is adjacent to "Downtown" Palermo. Turn
right onto Dyewood road, a FFA sign is on the right hand side of the
road. Camp is 1 mile down Dyewood Road.