Summer Camp Prep Time Is Here!
Utica, NY (WIBX) – It’s that time again…Time to register your youngsters and teens for summer camp. For those interested in the outdoors, the Department of Environmental Conservation has four camps to choose from. Colby and Pack Forest in the Adirondacks, DeBruce in the Catskills and Rushford in Western New York.
Ann Harrison, Bureau Chief for Environmental Education, says campers will get to experience a variety of outdoor education and recreation activities. “They get to go fishing, they learn all about forest fields, streams, ponds, so it really is a hands-on fun learning experience,” she said. The first session starts Sunday, July 1st, and the last session runs from August 12th to the 18th.
Applications can be found by going to, www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html or by writing to NYSDEC Camps, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4500. You may also e-mail the camps at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-402-8014 and ask for Randy Cotch.
For those interested in signing up for KAC summer activities and classes, visit their website at, www.kirklandartcenter.org, or you can contact them at (315) 853-8871.
For additional summer camps and youth activity options go to the Oneida County website, http://www.ocgov.net/oneida/distatty/youth.
The City of Utica is another source for parents looking for a place to send their children. The Boys and Girls Club of the Mohawk Valley offers a variety of options, which can be found by clicking on this link: http://www.ocgov.net/youth/BoysandGirls2011.