2014-01-24 / Community

DEC Summer Camp Time

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has started accepting online applications for its 67th Annual Summer Camp Program, which begins on June 29th.

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced that, “For more than six decades, DEC’s environmental education summer camps have nurtured New York’s youth to become stewards of our state’s natural resources.”

“Campers explore the outdoors under the guidance of caring camp staff, learning about the natural world and their place in it. We’re looking forward to another great summer of welcoming .youth to our facilities and sharing a love and respect for the outdoors,” he said.

Parents can register campers through DEC’s online registration system and pay by credit card, echeck or with a sponsor code.

Fees for the 2014 camp season remain $350 per one-week session per camper. Camp dates and a link to the online registration system are posted on DEC’s website: www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html. Families without internet access should call the camp office at 518- 402-8014 for information on how to register for camp alternatively.

Youngsters 11 through 17-years old can enjoy week-long adventures in conservation education at DEC's residential summer camps. They participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering and optional hunter safety education. Campers also learn about fields, forests, streams and ponds through fun, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration.

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