DEC camper scholarships available

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s popular summer camp program.

The camps — located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, DeBruce and Rushford — provide an opportunity to learn more about the outdoors and have fun in the summer. The scholarships pay all costs to attend. Parents provide transportation to and from the camps for the one-week sessions in July and August.

The scholarships are a memorial to Sam Thuesen and Dennis Aprill, educators, leaders and anglers who devoted their lives to the North Country, and use private funds provided by Trout Unlimited to assist North Country youth.

The scholarships are limited to first-time attendees only and are “first come, first served.” To apply, send a one-page letter telling why you want to go to camp to Susie Oliver, 2 Finlay Drive, Plattsburgh NY 12901, by Feb. 15. Include age, school, phone number and email address.

For more information for campers and parents, contact Oliver at adksusie@yahoo.com or go to http//www.dec.ny.gov/education.


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