July 16 - July 19
Range Camp is an intensive 4-day camp held at the Mountain Center of Southern Utah University in Cedar City. The cost of the camp is just $125, which includes meals and materials. The camp is open to 35 high school students age 15- 18. The top two individuals will receive an expense paid trip to the International Society for Range Management annual meeting. There they will have the opportunity to participate in the High School Youth Forum with other students from around the country.
The Range Camp offers students a background in ecological principles and the tools used to measure the health of our rangelands, as well as an understanding of the resource management process. A great deal of time is spent in learning and discussing the roles of humans in natural resources, with special attention given to the process of resolving conflict. Range Camp includes a balance of outdoor activities, hikes, and classroom study.
Instructors for the school are members of the Society for Range Management from University faculty, agency professionals, and private consultants from around the state.
Sponsorships are available through various county and state agencies, such as Conservation District Boards, Farm Bureau, school districts, FFA chapters, and others involved in conservation of our natural resources. Some funding is being provided by the Southern Utah STEM initiative.