July 12 – 15, 2016
If YOU are interested in plants, livestock, or wildlife, attend an educational event like no other in Kansas!
- Participants: Upcoming High School Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
- Location: Camp Mennoscah, Murdock, KS (in Kingman County)
- Learning: Range Plant Identification, Plant Growth, Stocking Rate Determination, Livestock Nutrition, Rangeland Wildlife Management, and much more!
- Special Items: Field Trips, Steak Dinner
- Activities : Swimming, Canoeing, Fishing, & Hiking
- Tuition: $250 per participant*
Range Youth Camp is the most accepted and enduring activity of the Kansas Section of the Society for Range Management. The camp was first held in 1960 and is continuing to educate youth about the importance of Kansas rangelands to this day. The camp is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of rangeland ecology, including plant physiology, plant identification, ecological sites, range condition, and trend. Additional topics discussed at camp are animal behavior, animal nutrition, wildlife use of rangelands, and calculating stocking rates. Students who are interested in attending should have a serious interest in rangeland management, rangeland ecology, or grazing animals. Click on the following flyer, registration, and camp health form for details.
Registration deadline is June 1, 2016
Contact: Amber Johnson, Kansas Range Youth Camp Chair
*Interested students should contact their local Conservation District, Extension Office, Farm Bureau offie, livestock association, and/or other local businesses for possible financial assistance.