Forest Immersion XP 2020

This program has been postponed. Please check back for details on next year’s program.

Thursday, June 4 & Friday, June 5, 2020

Hosted by the Holden Arboretum and Red Oak Camp in Kirtland, Ohio.

This fun overnight program allows high school students who love trees, forests and being physically active outdoors an opportunity to explore and learn more about careers in arboriculture, community forestry and natural resources.

Day One: Learn why trees are important as you get to know other students with similar interests.  A breakfast and morning session will be followed by a hike from Red Oak Camp to the Holden Arboretum to explore the Murch Canopy Walk and the 120-foot-tall Kalberer Emergent Tower!  Discover a new perspective on trees at and above canopy level on these structures.  After dinner, try out some basic climbing skills and other camp activities.  End the day with a campfire before retiring to your heated cabin.

Day Two: Spend an active day learning what it takes to be a professional in the fields of arboriculture, community forestry and natural resources.  Interact with climbers, plant health care professionals, urban foresters and those in conservation biology.  Test your climbing skills in trees, and participate in tree care and conservation biology activities.  Take home information will be provided to help you explore educational pathways and other career options in these fields.