Save the Date: DEC Summer Camp Registration Opens 10AM on Jan. 25, 2017

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Calling all parents and guardians! Save the Date: DEC Summer Camp Registration Opens at 10 AM on Jan., 25th!

Registration for the 2017 summer camp program will open January 25, 2017 at 10 AM. Applications can only be submitted through the online registration program.

Never been to a DEC summer camp before? That’s OK! There are four DEC summer camps around New York for youth 11-17 years old. Campers participate in many different outdoor activities—not just hiking and camping! Campers can participate in optional activities like fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, and orienteering. There are environmental lessons and games about the forest, field, and stream ecosystems around camp. And, of course, there are campfires and sing-a-longs!

Child need a Sportsman Education Certificate? Get it at DEC Summer Camp!

Each week includes a different Sportsman education program (Hunter Safety, Bow Education, or Trapper Education). Parents and guardians can sign up their child up for these hunters’ safety programs as an option, but space is limited.

Special Adventure Week @ Pack

Highlighting conservation career paths is Adventure Week at Camp Pack Forest during Week 3 (July 9-14). It features conservation professionals from the DEC and colleges speaking about career choices and majors. Plus, campers participate in advanced activities and lessons with these special guest instructors.

Weeks run: Sunday afternoon through Friday evening
Cost: $350 per week
Note: Youth can attend more than one week but parents MUST pick youth up Friday evening: there are no accommodations Friday to Sunday.

For more information and instructions for registering please visit the DEC Summer Camps web page.

Keep up to date on Camps information by visiting the Camps Facebook page.

Registration can fill up fast, so mark your calendars for 10 AM on January 25th!