WVFA Events

Ted Harriman Forest Industries Camp

The 2016 camp will be held at Camp Mahonegon July 17 – July 23, about 3 miles north of Ellamore, Upshur / Randolph County line, West Virginia.  Located in the heart of the Appalachians, this camp site is surrounded by beautiful forests and streams, which will be utilized in the course of training during the week. Participants will be housed in camp and will be provided plentiful, hearty meals, along with social and recreational opportunities. Scholarships, which include meals, lodging, transportation while at camp, and insurance, will be paid by West Virginia Forestry Association and other interested individuals.

The Forest Industry Camp has an annual budget of $3,500 and we have, thus far, raised $1,600, since the camp last year. Each camper will be responsible for transportation to and from camp and must provide his/her own bedding (two or three blankets are recommended if a sleeping bag is not available), towels, soap and other personal effect (this is a corrected amount, from previously published).Durable clothing is recommended, and since evenings could be cool, clothing should be warm and water-repellent. Leather boots, blue jeans and T-shirts are recommended. Campers should plan to arrive at camp between 2:00p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, and depart camp immediately after breakfast on Saturday, July 23. There will be five full days of forestry training (8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). The first day and one- half (Monday and until noon Tuesday) will be devoted to the study of the forest ecosystem. Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will be spent exploring forest management subjects. Thursday will be spent touring wood utilization firms in the area. Friday will be spent visiting a recreation area, and field events later in the day. Camp will break up after breakfast on Saturday, July 25. Evening programs will include swimming, canoeing and camp meetings. Every effort will be made to make learning an enjoyable experience. However, it should be understood that this camp is not the usual type of camp, in that the course is rigorous, demanding and rewarding, and participation is required in all class instruction.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION BLANK – Cooperators are urged to assist interested young folks in preparing their application blanks, which must be sub- mitted to (and applications gotten from): Alan Miller, Camp Director, 4290 Greenwalt Gap Rd., Upper Tract, WV 26866 or Frank Stewart, WVFA, P.O. Box 718, Ripley, WV 25271.   Please click the following link for the Camp admission application:  2016 Application.2-pager

To make a contribution to the Camp, please click the following link:  Harriman Scholarship Contribution Form

2016 First Aid / CPR / BBP Schedule

February 11, 2016 – Elkins, WV Wood Technology Center

March 09, 2016 – Gassaway, Mountaineer Food Bank

April 1, 2016 – Rupert, Rupert Community Center

April 14, 2016 – Parkersburg
 WVU-P, MeadWestvaco Center

Wood County Area Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at our remaining Area meeting:
Area 6 — Jan. 07 — 5:00 p.m. — 4-H Camp Grounds, Wood County