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Summer Camp

Looking For a Summer Experience to Set You Apart?

The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences is offering an immersive three-week Summer Camp program for CNR majors interested in forestry, wildlife, and natural resource conservation and management.

At Summer Camp, you will live, learn, and work in one of Idaho's most scenic areas at the University of Idaho's McCall Field Campus located on the southeastern shore of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

  • Learn important concepts related to forest measurements and ecology with real-world applications.
  • Develop practical knowledge and field skills that will enhance your ability to succeed in more advanced professional courses.
  • Experience a diverse and realistic work environment to help you evaluate your path to becoming a forest, wildlife, or natural resource professional.
  • Enhance your abilities to work as a team and boost your leadership abilities - skills employers are looking for in new hires.
  • Get a head start on completing your degree by enrolling in required courses over the first three weeks of summer!

Program Details

Undergraduate students that participate in Summer Camp will complete a three-week session of intense study and practical application, where they will enroll in two courses:

  • FOR 274 - Forest Measurement and Inventory (3 credits)
    •  Practical techniques for the design and execution of vegetation measurements for the inventory of forests, shrublands and fire-fuels.
  • FOR 221 - Principles of Ecology (3 credits)
    • Principles of ecology and their relevance to management of natural resources. Major topics include plant and wildlife population, community, ecosystem, and landscape level processes and how these processes interact with the environment. Exploration of how ecosystems are affected by humans and global change. Introduction to the types of questions asked by ecologists, the principal concepts and theories that guide ecological inquiry, and the methods that are used to answer ecological questions. Both terrestrial and aquatic systems are considered. 

Full Scholarships Covering All Costs Are Available!

Scholarships covering tuition, meals, and room and board are available for Summer camp. Below is a breakdown of the estimated costs for attending Summer Camp:

Tuition: $ 2,490

Meals: $ 585

Room & Board: $ 920

Total: $ 3,995


Apply for the Summer Camp Scholarship online.

Questions? Contact the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at or stop by CNR 204 for more information.

Contact Us

Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Phone: 208-885-7952


Web: College of Natural Resources

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