The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has launched a new program to encourage volunteer Campground Ambassadors to assist state campground staff at six locations in the Adirondacks.
An announcement from DEC said they hope the Ambassadors will help introduce new campers to state facilities and outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing. It’s also hoped Ambassadors will help connect campers and day users to nature via environmentally themed activities and programming.
Ambassadors will serve a minimum of two, and a maximum of four weeks, between July 1st and Labor Day. In consideration for services provided, a campsite will be provided for the duration of their stay at one of the following participating Adirondack campgrounds:
Ambassador programs are also running at two campgrounds in the Catskills. For more information on the Campground Ambassador program, or to apply, visit DEC’s website or call (518) 457-2500 extension 1.
Applications must be received by March 30, 2018.
DEC operates 52 campgrounds and five day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves. The summer camping season runs through the summer, with a few facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.
For more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and schedules, visit DEC’s website, or call DEC’s Bureau of Recreation at (518) 457-2500.
To make reservations at any of these camping facilities, call ReserveAmerica at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit ReserveAmerica’s website.
Photo courtesy DEC.