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Oklahoma kids can apply now for Wildlife Youth Camp July 11-16

From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

-- Applications are being accepted until April 16 for the annual Wildlife Youth Camp, designed to give youth an increased awareness of protecting and managing Oklahoma's wildlife resources.  The camp also provides an opportunity for youth to explore possible future careers in wildlife management.  

The camp is entirely free of charge.

A maximum of 35 youth will be selected to attend the camp. It is competitively open to all Oklahoma youth 14 to 16 years old. Youngsters applying must have been enrolled in school the previous year and have an interest in wildlife law enforcement or management.  

To give participants a better understanding of wildlife and fisheries management and law enforcement, the camp is conducted by game wardens, wildlife and fisheries professionals and dedicated hunters and anglers.

Applicants must be 14-16 years of age (applicants must turn 14 prior to July 11, 2010), and need to write an essay (about 75 words) describing why they wish to attend the camp, why they should be selected and what they expect to learn.

They should also provide one letter of recommendation (by someone other than a family member), and provide a photograph of a recent outdoor-related event of activity.

Applications will be accepted until April 16 at 4:30 p.m., and are available for download at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/youthcampapplication.pdf.

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