Do you know a middle school student who deserves a scholarship for academic achievement to a fun summer camp and is interested in learning more about Georgia's most valuable renewable resource – our forests?  

For the 25th year, the Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters is pleased to offer a five-day camp to help Georgia's youth become more aware of the value of forest resources to Georgia's environment, economy and everyday life. The Camp is for 12 and 13-year old girls and boys who will enter the 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2013. This outdoor/indoor experiential camp is for inquisitive students eager to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, map skills, tree identification and the people who manage these vast resources.

The Camp will be held June 23–27, 2013 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center. 

We can accommodate 60 campers, on a first-application received, first-registered basis. One or two students per school will be accepted. Students who have previously attended the Camp are not eligible. For each nominee, please provide an alternate student in case the nominee is unable to attend. While the camp is supported by donations, there is a nominal registration fee of $40.00 for each camper. If financial concerns would prevent your student(s) from attending, there are opportunities to find sponsors to help with the registration fee.

Please complete the enclosed application, ensure the commitment of the student’s parent or guardian support for their attendance, and return the form and check for each student to the designated mailing address by May 21. Acceptance notices and certificates for Honors Day presentations will be emailed to schools upon receipt of applications and additional camp information will be mailed to the student by the first week in June. 

To find out more information about the Camp, please visit www.gasaf.net. Questions can also be directed to Kassie Keck at the Georgia Forestry Commission in Macon (phone 478-751-3530 or FAX 478-751-3559) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

We appreciate your nomination of a deserving student for this great opportunity and encourage you to recognize the student at your school’s honors program.

Sincerely,

Becky Watson
2013 Camp Coordinator