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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

DEC Summer Camp Registration to Open April 10


dec summer campDEC Seeking Counselors, Lifeguards, and Cooks for the 75th Anniversary Season

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that the start of registration for the 2022 DEC Summer Camp season is opening Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. (rescheduled from earlier in March)

In addition, due to current staffing challenges, this summer’s camp program offerings have changed. Camp Rushford and Pack Forest will open for a seven-week season. DEC may open registrations for Camp DeBruce if additional staff become available this spring. Camp Colby will remain closed until 2023 to complete major renovations to the camp.

Updates and changes can be found on the DEC Summer Camps webpage, on DEC’s Facebook page, and the Summer Camps Facebook page. Campers and camp families can contact EducationCamps@dec.ny.gov with any questions.

DEC’s Summer Residential Camps are now hiring counselors, lifeguards, and cooks for the 2022 season. These are great opportunities to be involved in the education and enrichment of New York’s youth at locations designed to create a life-long passion for nature and a dedication to environmental stewardship. Employment at camp begins in mid-June and ends mid-August, and all positions include room and board. Visit DEC’s website to learn more about the qualifications and opportunities as a DEC camps staff member.


Sunday, October 4, 2020

AdironDuck Race Offers New Mega Duck Dash

The Oswegatchie Educational Center on Long Pond Road in Croghan, NY will be offering its first Mega Duck Dash & Dining Hall Fundraiser, to take place at noon on Sunday, October 25.

The fundraiser is to celebrate the construction of a new dining hall, which was started in September 2019. The construction of the hall finished 2 months early. But due to Covid-19 and the consequential shut down of the Oswegatchie Educational Center’s Summer Camp program, they lost 9 months of operation, and need funds to wrap up the project. This means that for the first time ever, Oswegatchie is adding a fall rubber duck race to its popular annual springtime AdironDuck Race.

Todd Lighthall, the Executive Director of the NYS FFA Foundation says “The AdironDuck Race is about sending kids to camp, but the Mega Duck Dash is about providing them a dining hall that can safely handle the volume of campers we are hosting.”

The Mega Duck Dash will happen online at noon. Each duck will be $50, with a grand prize of $5,000. Ducks may be sponsored up till the day of the race at noon.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Oswegatchie Summer Program Fund, which provides youth scholarships and funds for improvements to the summer program. To adopt a duck, visit https://www.adironduckrace.com and tune into Facebook on October 25 to catch the race. For more information, contact (315) 346-1222.