NYS summer camp to include energy lessons
Submitted by Terri Tuers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for its 2011 camp season. DEC's Summer Camp Program offers week‑long adventures in conservation education to children ages 12-17. DEC's camps are located in
·Saranac Lake, Franklin County;
·Livingston Manor, Sullivan County;
·Caneadea, Allegany County;
·Warrensburg, Warren County.
Campers participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities including fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering and hunter safety education. Campers also learn about fields, forests, streams and ponds through fun, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. DEC counselors teach youth conservation techniques used by natural resource professionals, such as measuring trees and estimating wildlife populations. Energy lessons from NYSERDA’s Energy Smart Students program are also incorporated into the camp curriculum.
The camp fee for one week is $350. For information and applications visit DEC's website:
or call 518‑402‑8014. Interested parents may also sign up for DEC's camps e-mail list:
or contact DEC in writing at
DEC Camps, 2nd Floor
Albany, New York 12233‑4500