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Range Camp

32st Annual Range and Natural Resources Camp

June 19-24, 2016
Elkus Youth Ranch, Half Moon Bay, CA

Click here for the Range Camp flyer (shown below).

Where students 15-18 years old can discover the science and management
of our natural resources from experienced professionals and university faculty.


The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) encourages young adults to "discover the science and management of our natural resources". Every year, the ACRCD helps facilitate this by providing one $400 scholarship to a young qualified adult to waive the Range Camp fee. To apply for this scholarship opportunity and attend this rewarding educational camp, see the Range Camp website and submit their application, as well as a cover letter explaining why you are interested in Range Camp to no later than April 15th. All applicants will be notified of their selection by May 25th. Those students not selected for this year's camp are encouraged to apply for future camps.


Range camp is designed to introduce young men and woman to the extent, importance and value of California's rangeland resources. Range camp encourages leadership and good stewardship through interaction with recognized professionals in both classroom and field sessions. This program, sponsored by the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management and the University of California Cooperative Extension, is held at Elkus Youth Ranch near Half Moon Bay, California.


Ecology and practical land management skills are emphasized: plant identification, livestock management, wildlife forestry, fire, range analysis and improvement. Sessions by specialist are given every morning and afternoon and include both indoor and outdoor field experiences and activities. Campers are tested at the end of the week to determine their understanding of the materials presented. The top 3 campers are given certificates and awards. The top 2 campers will be given a trip to compete at our national meeting the following year. The 3rd highest camper is invited to attend our national meeting. To be eligible to attend, our delegates must be high school students at the time of the annual meeting.


Young men and women, ages 15-18, with a sincere interest in the management of our natural resources are eligible. Selection is made without regard to race, creed, origin, or sex in accordance with federal and state laws for affirmative action.

Visit the California Society for Range Management Range Camp website to view current application information.