The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Summer Camp Program offers one-week adventures in conservation education for students, ages 11 to 13, at four locations in New York state, including camps in the Adirondacks, Catskills and Genesee River Valley.
The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will select one student from Cazenovia for a one-week session.
Choice of camp and date is made by student after selection.
During their one week residence at the camp, campers participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering, hunter safety education and various hands-on activities, as well as exploration of fields, forests and streams using natural resource science techniques
CPF will pay camp registration fees. The student will be responsible for transportation to and from the camp.
Information on the DEC camps can be found at dec.ny.gov/education/29.html.
To apply for the CPF sponsorship, students must submit a one page application to CPF by Jan. 15, 2012.
Applications can be picked up at the Middle School office or Project Café and by contacting CPF at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The successful applicant will be 11 to 13-years-old on Dec. 1, 2012 and have a demonstrated interest in environmental or nature activities.
CPF will notify the sponsorship winner by Jan. 22, 2012. Camp registration opens Jan. 28.