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1 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation David Paterson Governor Pete Grannis Commissioner

2 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation DEC Camps for youth interested in the outdoors and the environment Serving New Yorks youth for more than 60 years

3 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation A great way to spend a week! For boys and girls ages 12 through 17

4 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation DEC Camps

5 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation The Facilities

6 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Learning About the Environment Campers participate in daily hands-on lessons about conservation and environmental issues

7 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Enhancing Outdoor Skills Fishing Fly-tying and fly fishing Archery Night hike Nature hikes

8 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Enhancing Outdoor Skills Backpacking Boating Camping Fire building Map & compass skills Leave-No-Trace principles

9 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Out-of-Camp Trips Climb a mountain Canoe on a lake Hike in a state park Explore a fish hatchery And more!

10 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hunter Safety & Shooting Sports Option Courses are taught by DEC instructors and Environmental Conservation Officers year old campers may participate in Hunter Education year old campers may participate in Shooting Sports

11 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Career Exploration Visits to camp by Environmental Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers, DEC Fisheries staff, and other DEC professionals introduce campers to careers in conservation

12 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Returnee Sessions Second-year campers Advanced ecology lessons Builds on campers past experiences

13 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Volunteers Selected alumni campers help with camp programs and serve as role models

14 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Camp Staff Are highly trained, dedicated and caring Have at least two years of college Were often campers and volunteers at DEC camps

15 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 2010 Camp Registration Registration opens February 6 for sponsors and February 27 for all others A full week of resident camp costs $325 Camp fee may be paid by: Sponsors Parents Camp scholarships are available from: State legislators DEC Campership Program

16 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation DEC Campership Program Camperships are available for youth who may not otherwise be able to attend to camp Contact the DEC central office for more details

17 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 2010 Camp Sessions DEC Camps run eight, one-week sessions from June 27 to August 21 Camps start Sunday at 3 PM and end at 9 AM Saturday

18 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation TO LEARN MORE Visit Keyword: Summer camps Phone:

19 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Camp staff is looking forward to seeing you this summer!


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