North Dakota Range Camp 2024

Hanson's Logging Cabin Ranch

Application Form


Camp Dates

Range Youth Camp runs from Tuesday, June 18, through Friday, June 21. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Tuesday. Camp comes to a close with the awards ceremony following lunch on Friday. Parents are invited to attend lunch and the awards ceremony.

The Purpose

The primary goal of Youth Range Camp is to teach the basic principles of range management, especially relating to livestock and wildlife. We hope that the participants will acquire an understanding of the complex nature of the interactions and relationships between rangeland resources and other resources and uses.

Who Can Attend

All youth between ages 13 and 18 are eligible to attend. Permission of a parent/guardian is required as noted on the application form. The camp registration is on a first-come basis, so please send in your application early. 

What To Bring

Campers need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, rain gear, comfortable hiking shoes, personal hygiene items (towels, soap, etc.), paper and pencils.  Sunscreen and insect repellant also may be useful.  You may need money for your time in Medora. 

Camp Activities

Campers will learn about range principles, including range plants, soils and ecological sites, through field activities.   
Campers will:

•  Learn how to evaluate range properly
•  Learn about range and livestock interactions
•  Be taught about the historical uses of range
•  Take part in a range judging contest and exam in which they will compete for a belt buckle and plaque
•  Play range games

The Cost

The registration fee is $140 to be paid by the applicant or sponsor.  Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Districts, 4-H and grazing associations have sponsored many campers.  Contact your Extension Service agent, 4-H youth development agent, FFA/Vo-ag instructor or NRCS office for this assistance. 


Range Youth Camp is held at Hanson’s Logging Cabin Ranch 16 miles north of Amidon. Campers will receive a detailed map and signs will be posted for those unfamiliar with the area. Campers must arrange all transportation to and from the camp. All transportation required during the camp will be provided.

A detailed program will be sent to campers.
For further information, contact Kevin Sedivec at (701) 799-4689 or kevin.sedivec@ndsu.edu.



Contact Information

Contact Information

Kevin Sedivec

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.