Digital Nature Photography Camp

Digital Nature Photography CampPVAS holds a one-week digital nature photography camp for ten high school students each summer. Participants learn the fundamentals of digital nature photography and image editing. Using Nikon digital cameras that PVAS provides, high school students capture images of nature, wildlife, and natural resources in the areas in and around Shepherdstown, WV.  (Some images taken by past campers are posted below.)

The program takes advantage of the natural and cultural heritage of the Shepherdstown area by visiting and photographing areas such as the C&O Canal, Town Run, the riverfront in Shepherdstown, the Potomac River, and other sites in and around the area.                        

The experience is balanced with technical computer skills by having students learn how to   manage and edit their images using a computer lab with free downloadable software. Each student is sent home with all of the images he/she captured over the week.   

 The 2017 camp was held at Shepherd University's Center  for Contemporary Arts June 19-23. More information about next year's camp will be posted by the end of December.

 For further information, or to receive an e-mail when  registration is open, contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or 

Photos Taken By Past Campers




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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Ellen Murphy,
 Program Specialist //    

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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