Conserve & Protect
The Blog of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Comments to Conserve & Protect blog site are encouraged.
The site is monitored and we ask that all comments:

  • Be respectful and relevant.
  • Do not defame, threaten or otherwise violate the rights, such as privacy, of others.
  • Do not advertise or promote a product or service.
  • Do not violate any applicable laws or regulations, or promote unsafe or illegal actions.

**This is a monitored site and all comments are subject to public records law. Comments made after the close of business, on weekends and holidays will be posted the following work day.

View Blog

Time to Apply for Free Wildlife Commission Summer Camps

Mar 26

Written by:
3/26/2012 9:21 AM  RssIcon

Consider it Hunger Games training, without the peril.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two free weeklong day camps for teens, ages 13-17, this summer at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.

The first camp, “Becoming an Outdoors Diva,” is for girls only, on June 25-29, and modeled on the popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program for adult women.

The second, “Camp-Outdoor-Rageous,” is for boys and girls, on July 9-13.

Both camps build self-reliance while teaching outdoor skills and conservation. Activities take place on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University and Lake Raleigh. The daily camp times are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Teens must apply in advance. Admission is based on teens’ responses to a wildlife questionnaire.



Camp participants will learn to:

·         use a bow and arrow,

·         survive in the woods by building a shelter,

·         use a map and compass,

·         start a fire without matches or lighter, and

·         catch and cook a fish.

For more information about these free day camps, contact Ann May at 919-707-0207 or

3 comment(s) so far...

Summer Camps for Teens

Thanks a lot for giving information about Wildlife Summer Camps. I am really happy to see these summer camps at free of cost. My son is also willing to join this summer camp. Now I will ask about this camps to him and also to other parents of his classmates.

By Jimmy Jackson on   5/24/2012 6:25 AM

Re: Time to Apply for Free Wildlife Commission Summer Camps

I am trying to sign my son up

By shannon signal on   5/28/2013 10:03 PM

Re: Time to Apply for Free Wildlife Commission Summer Camps

Shannon, this blog post was written and published in 2012. We are not holding these camps this summer, due to staffing constraints. However, our education centers have a variety of other activities and classes. Information here:

By NCWRC blogger on   5/29/2013 8:22 AM

Your name:
Add Comment   Cancel 

Search Blog

You must be logged in and have permission to create or edit a blog.