We were heartbroken about cancelling Camp Canopy 2020. We didn’t want to leave our campers hanging with nothing to do but wish they were at camp. No. Way. So we put together a line-up of virtual content to take your mind off of everything going on in the world right now, and bring it back to the good ol’ outdoors…and the forests and wildlife in it! These videos premiered on our Facebook page @CampCanopy the week the camp was to be held. We hope you enjoy them. Click on the links below to watch the videos.

Welcome to Camp Canopy – Meet the camp co-directors, staff and some of the instructors. Learn about the people that make Camp Canopy happen and they love about Camp.

History of Ohio’s Forests –  Kathy Smith, Extension Program Director for the Ohio State University – Forestry School of Environment and Natural Resources, will take you on a walk though the history of Ohio’s forests and the changes that impacted and still impact today’s forests.

Tree ID – Part 1 – Join Camp Canopy instructor, forester and musician, Dave Woodring aka “Super Dave” for part 1 of a 2 part Tree Identification (Dendrology) lesson. Dave will focus on compound leaves.

Wildlife Management -How do you attract the furry and feathered to your woods?Join Camp Canopy Co-Director, instructor and Wildlife Program Specialist for OSU Extension, Marne Titchenell as she talks about wildlife management – how to bring wildlife to the woods…and keep them there!

Who’s Croaking? Frog Call ID – Join Camp Canopy Co-Director, instructor and Wildlife Program Specialist for OSU Extension, Marne Titchenell as she talks about Ohio’s Frogs and the sounds they make.

Mammal Pelt & Skull ID – Join Camp Canopy Co-Director and Wildlife Management Consultant, Emilee Hardesty as she teaches you how to identify pelts and skulls from common Ohio mammals.

360 View of a Forest Harvest – David Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist for the Ohio State University – College of Food, Agruculture and Environmental Sciences will take you on a tour of a timber harvest.

Campfire Songs with Super Dave – Join Camp Canopy’s own Dave Woodring “Super Dave” as he plays the guitar and sings around the campfire. 

Tree ID – Part 2 – Join Camp Canopy Co-Director and Forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Camp Instructor and Wildlife Specialist/Forestry Technician for the Athens County Soil & Water Conservation District, Eric Hayes as they help you identify some of Ohio’s trees. 

Garlic Mustard Identification – Join Camp Canopy Co-Director and Forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Camp Instructor and Wildlife Specialist/Forestry Technician for the Athens County Soil & Water Conservation District, Eric Hayes as they help you identify some of Ohio’s trees. 

Bats of Ohio – Join Camp Canopy Co-Director, instructor and Wildlife Program Specialist for OSU Extension, Marne Titchenell as teaches you all about the Bats that can be found in Ohio.

Silviculture, the science of growing trees –  The greatest tools that a forest owner has for growing trees are the harvesting methods used to create the proper growing environment for the desired trees. Join Camp Canopy Instructor, Jake Peer, a Consulting Forester with Helser Woodland Management as he discusses different harvesting methods. As you will learn, there is no one size fits all when it comes to proper timber harvesting.

Sawmill Demo: Logs to Lumber – Join Camp Canopy Instructor, Dave Woodring aka “Super Dave” as he demonstrates his portable sawmill and how trees become lumber. 

A Maple Syrup Story – Join Kathy Smith, Extension Program Director for the Ohio State University – Forestry School of Environment and Natural Resources. This video tells the story of the OSU Mansfild Campus’ sugarbush, from tree to syrup!

Birds of Camp Canopy – Ohio Forestry Association’s Executive Director, Brad Perkins will show you many of the birds that can be found in Ohio.

Camp Farewell – We hope you have enjoyed our virtual camp!