The 2016 camp was held August 15 through 19. The camp incorporated numerous field trips, classroom presentations and many activities with an emphasis on water, soils, forestry, natural resources, and the environment.
The students learned about forest management practices at Mountain Island State Educational Forest in Gaston and Lincoln Counties, and studied macro-invertebrates and participated in water quality activities at Finch Park with Piedmont Triad Regional Council. We traveled to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in Raleigh for an animal program and wildlife presentations on Piedmont Habitats.
A stop was made at Umstead State Park to view the work of the CCC. The group traveled to Pilot Mountain State Park to learn about the geology of Pilot Mountain and toured the visitors center for a focus on the CCC accomplishments. Best Management Practices were viewed and soils were studied at Piney Grove Farm. The group had the opportunity to view dairy production and operations at Red Acres Farm.