The 2020 application period for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Campground Ambassador program has begun.
“In 2019, its second year, DEC’s Campground Ambassador Program more than doubled its applicants and grew to offer more than 300 fun, educational, and meaningful programs at nine participating facilities,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in an announcement sent to the press.
“The Campground Ambassadors have been so successful that we are expanding the program to six new campgrounds in 2020, providing even more opportunities to introduce new visitors to DEC facilities and activities and offering fun and exciting programming for campers.”
DEC is encouraging New Yorkers with a passion for camping and the outdoors to help introduce new campers to DEC facilities and other outdoor activities. Ambassadors also aid in connecting campers and day users to nature through environmentally themed activities and programming.
Ambassadors will serve for two weeks, between July 1 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 locations in the Adirondacks:
Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)
Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)
Luzerne Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)
Meacham Lake Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)
Northampton Beach Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)
To apply for the 2020 program visit the 2020 DEC Campground Ambassador Application website. Applications must be received by Jan. 1, 2020. For more information about the Campground Ambassadors program, visit DEC’s website or call (518) 457-2500 x1.
DEC operates 52 campgrounds and five day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves. The camping season runs through the summer, with some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.
DEC’s website provides information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and schedules. For more information, 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 the ReserveAmerica website.
Participating Ambassador Locations in the Catskills:
Little Pond Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)