Mission Statement: The Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp will provide a positive learning experience where youth develop valuable work-related skills and a connection with the environment.
Learn. Earn. Play.
Continuing to excel, the Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp, located outside Grantsburg, WI, has been making a difference in the lives of teenagers from northwest Wisconsin for over a decade. The Camp is administered by Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program (CEP, Inc.), a private non-profit organization established in 1968 to provide effective and efficient workforce development services to the employers and citizens of northwest Wisconsin.
The unique experience at the camp gives young people the following opportunities:
A chance to excel and learn about skills they never knew they had
Receive a well-deserved paycheck for working hard with the DNR
Earn science or elective credit at their local high school
Make life-long friendships
Start planning for a brighter future
Develop work ethic & life-long employability skills
The Camp offers two-week sessions for high school students between the ages of 14-19. While attending, campers work daily with the Crex Meadows and Governor Knowles State Forest Department of Natural Resources staff on a wide range of outdoor, hands-on projects, including Canada goose banding, building boardwalks and bridges, hiking trail maintenance, and removal of exotic, invasive species.
Evenings are spent with recreation time and with science, nature, and work-based curriculum programs. Programs include:
Extracting DNA from different foods
Radio telemetry and triangulation
Designing pop can airplanes
Who Dun It? Solving crimes
Many, many more
Crex Camp Dates
Session 1: June 15June 27 (Return
Session 2: June 29 July 11 (Return and New Campers)
Session 3: July 13July 25 (New Campers
Session 4: July 27 August 8 (New Campers
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