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Youth Camp


Mississippi​ Soil and Water Conservation Youth Camp is an annual event sponsored by Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) with the support of The Soil & Water Conservation Commission (MSWCC), USDA/NRCS, and local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD).

The camp, held at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, educates our state's youth about our natural resources.
Participants must be going into grades 10, 11, or 12, or have recently graduated.
Students are eligible to repeat the camp.

Watch the 2019 MS Soil & Water Conservation Youth Camp recap video.

Youth Camp applications must be submitted through your local Soil & Water Conservation District. Please click the link below for a list of all Mississippi's SWCD's:
District Offices List

Youth Camp participants 2019 Youth Camp participants. PHOTO BY KATHY DOUGAN, MSWCC
2019 Endowment Fund Scholarship awarded to Davian Powell of Holmes County MACD President Jerry Smith (at left) presents 2019 MACD Endowment Fund Scholarship Winner Davian D. Powell of Holmes County with the $3,000 Youth Camp Scholarship at the Youth Camp Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 13, 2019. PHOTO BY KATHY DOUGAN, MSWCC


Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission

680 Monroe Street,  Suite B

Jackson, MS 39202

(601) 354-7645