The Lancaster County Youth Conservation School will take place July 22-28, 2018, celebrating 40 years of education in the great outdoors.  Open to student ages 14-16; this is a summer adventure worth taking.

The Lancaster County Conservation District along with local Sportsmen's Clubs proudly offers a weeklong summer field school focusing on outdoor activities and conservation of our natural resources.  Students reside at the school with tents and cots to demonstrate low impact camping at the Northern Lancaster County Fish and Game Protection Association in West Cocalico Township.

Motivated students should apply.  Students gain leadership experience, communication skills and extensive knowledge about wildlife and conservation.  There are many study topics to empower students, ensuring a sustained conservation legacy.  Topics include stream restoration, forestry, canoeing, wildlife management, archery, survival, and firearm safety.  Students will have the opportunity to meet professionals in various environmental and conservation related fields and discuss career options with them.

Students benefit from generous County Federated Sportmens Clubs and Community Organizations who provide 90% of the YCS tuition.  Students are responsible for a $25 registration fee.  To receive an application, contact the Conservation District at (717) 299-5361 ext 5, click, or contact your local sportsmen club by June 15, 2018.