Camper scholarships deadline March 22

SCHUYLER FALLS - The Lake Champlain chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide two scholarships for interested young men and women 12-17 years old to attend the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's popular summer camp program.

The camps, located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, Debruce and Rushford, provide an unusual opportunity to learn more about our environment and New York State's natural resources. Campers enjoy a week of summer fun and conservation education conducted by DEC's well-qualified counselors.

The scholarships provide all funds needed to attend. Parents provide transportation to and from the camp for the one-week sessions, which are conducted in July and August.

The scholarships are a memorial to Sam Theusen, an educator, leader and angler who devoted his life to young people in the North Country.

Those interested in applying may send a one-page letter telling explaining why they are interested in learning more about our the outdoors environment in New York State to Gretchen Comfort, 749 Norristown Road, Schuyler Falls N.Y. 12985 by Monday, March 22.

Registration for the camps fill up fast, so those interested are encouraged not to hesitate to apply.

For more information, call 563-1985, e-mail wellman1985@charter.net or visit the state DEC Web site at www.dec.ny.gov.

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