Youth Programs

Are you interested in a local youth program? Here is what we have upcoming in the area! For more information or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 

UCCE Range Camp 2023

Have you ever been frustrated by a government agency policy that doesn’t consider the realities of what actually happens on our rangelands?  That’s largely because many agencies don’t have people with an understanding of working rangelands.  Range Camp is one-week youth camp that teaches high-school youth a basic understanding of rangeland systems through experiential learning.  The program is organized by UCCE Livestock & Natural Resources Advisors and Cal Poly Range professors and introduces students to the many facets of rangeland management and inspires many to pursue careers in range science or a related field.

Center for Land-Based Learning SLEWS Program

Participants of the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program grain first-hand experience in real habitat restoration projects while exploring science concepts and current issues. 

For more information, contact Allie Dumas, SLEWS Program Manager or call (216) 407-2151



Splash Youth Environmental Leadership Camp

YELC begins with an immersive summer program for students entering the 6th or 7th grade in the coming Fall*. Campers will attend a one-week camp M-F from 8:30am-5:30pm. Camps will be kept small with a group of 15 (subject to COVID-19 protocols), where youth will become change-agents who design and implement climate-smart solutions aimed at improving air/water quality and/or natural habitats where they live.

After the camp, the campers will participate in at least two volunteer events with identified partner organizations during July-November, to deliver a positive impact within their community – things like tree plantings and creek cleanups. A schedule of opportunities will be provided. Campers will also run a personal fundraising campaign for one of the organizations**, with a $40 minimum goal. Campers will present to their peers in November, about their experience.

YELC will lay the foundation for an on-going, youth-led movement to conserve energy and protect air, water, and ecosystems from the impacts of urban life.

*Prior year campers are not eligible to participate in this program again.