Conservation Camps 

ACE Camp: Adventure Camp about the Environment

2023 ACE Camp CANCELLED due to Bovee Fire destruction at State 4-H Camp.

Nebraska’s NRDs are hosting the third annual Natural Resources Camp titled: Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) ACE is open to 6th-8th graders who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and want to learn more about natural resources and have an adventure at camp. The camp is structured around the six areas of Envirothon. The six areas campers will learn more about are Aquatics, Forestry, Range and Grassland, Wildlife, Soils and Land, and Policy. Campers will experience a variety of speakers and activities in each of the six areas, and campers will also get a chance to explore possible careers in natural resources. ACE also includes adventure and activities for campers, such as a ropes course, climbing wall, bonfire, and games. ACE will be held;   The cost of the camp is $235.00 per camper and will include meals, lodging, and activities: The deadline for camp registration:  The North Platte NRD provides four scholarships.

Please submit a 200-word paragraph about why you would like to attend this camp to Amanda Shepperd at  

For more information and registration forms please contact Amanda Shepperd at   or 308-632-2749.

Application for ACE Camp (PDF)

Google Registration form

Nebraska Youth Range Camp

The Nebraska Range Youth Camp provides educational opportunities to students who are interested in rangelands and practical range management. The camps’ focus is on plant-soil-animal relationships, natural resources, range judging, leadership, range livestock management, ranching, economics, and wildlife habitat management. The camp will be held at NCTA in Curtis on June 5 - 8, 2023; all interested 14-18 year-olds can apply and find more information at Only the first 50 students will be able to attend. The camp costs $75

Campers participate in field and classroom activities,  including a forest tour, a ranch visit, and numerous hands-on exercises designed to introduce and develop the skills important for range management and range judging. Campers will also enjoy recreational activities, including canoeing, hiking, and swimming.

Camp Resources

High Plains Science Camp

An inquiry-based, hands-on science camp designed for students ages 9 to 12.  Students will be working with scientists and resource specialists to explore our Phenomenal Prairies or other topics.  It will be held on June 21st and 22nd. For more information, please contact Amanda Filipi at 

Sponsors: High Plains Science Adventures is developed and presented by Children and Nature In Our Parks, which is composed of the following partners – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Wildcat Hills Nature Center), Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, North Platte Natural Resources District, Educational Service Unit 13, Riverside Discovery Center, City of Scottsbluff Stormwater Department, Platte River Basin Environments, Inc., and Western Nebraska Community College.


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