Camp Wildwood:  This outdoor environmental workshop is held at King's Mountain State Park in June.  It is for 10th to 12th grade students.  They learn about the diversity of our natural resources through fun activities and the variety of career choices within the environmental field.  The District will sponsor a student if accepted. 

Poster Contest   -  Each year the District sponsors a Poster Contest for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade classes. Posters are class projects.  The winning class receives their choice of a pizza or ice cream party.  The 2022 winners were Ms. Scott's  class at Anderson Primary School and Mrs. Fulmore and Ms. Narayanan's classes at Hemingway Elementary School.  

Essay Contest  The Conservation District holds an essay contest each year for grades 4 - 8.  The 2022 topic was Healthy Soil; Healthy Life.  The students' essays investigated what makes the soil healthy and the ways we depend on it.  The 2022 winners were:   4th Grade - 1st Place - Raeshaun Graham and 2nd Place - Chayce Parson and Honorable Mention went to Frederick Fulton, 5th Grade - 1st Place - Paige Kellahan and 2nd Place - Gabriella Worrell, 7th Grade - 1st Place - Shay Carraway and 8th Grade - 1st Place - Sharon Lian and 2nd Place - Abigail Wikes.

A County Winner was chosen from all the winners of each grade and the County Winner for 2022 is Sharon Lian who attends Williamsburg Academy.

The Teacher of the County Winner was Ms. Crystal Mercer and she will be eligible to receive a cash prize to be used for conservation concerns in her classroom.


Photography Contest - The Conservation District sponsors a photography contest for students in the 9 -12 grades.  Students may enter in any of the four categories: Trees and Plants, Native Wildlife, Landscapes, or Rural Life.

The winning photos for 2022.         

Senior Conservation Achievement Award - This $500.00 award is available to college bound seniors with an interest in one of the many fields of conservation.   

Earth Day:  Earth Day is April 22 and each year the Conservation District observes it by providing conservation educational information.  This year the WSWCD gave each 4th grade student in the county a pollinator seed packet to plant.

Teacher's Classroom Award - Each year the District offers an award to assist with conservation education in the classroom.  It is available to a 6th grade class.  The award is given to the winning teacher to be used for his or her classroom.  

4H Camp: 
The District sponsors two students each year to attend 4H Camp.  It is held each summer at Camp Long and Camp Bob Cooper.  Ages 7 - 14 can attend.  Campers activities include swimming, canoeing, high adventure elements and climbing tower, nature hikes and team sports, archery and riflery, nightly skits and games, a dance and talent show and 4H animals.  The week long camp has plenty of fun, friends and adventure.  The District is sponsoring 3 students to attend in 2022. 

Pickney Leadership Camp:  The Pinckney 4H Leadership Conference is a week long camp for rising 10th and 11th grade students which is held on the Clemson campus.  The activities include leadership workshops, team building, community engagement, whitewater rafting and more.  The District sponsors 2 students to attend.

Commissioner's School for Agriculture: - This week long program which is held at Clemson University, is for rising 11th and 12th grade students with a genuine interest in the fields of agriculture and natural resources.  The District will sponsor a county student if accepted.


FFA Competition:  Each year the South Carolina Future Farmers of America and Horry Georgetown Technical College host the Wildlife Career Development Event at the HGTC campus.  At this competition over 200 high school students from across the state who are interested in managing our natural resources in the future compete.  The Williamsburg Conservation District assists each year with the competition.