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DEC camper scholarships available

The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 12 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program. The camps, located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, DeBruce and Rushford provide a great opportunity to learn more about the environment and have fun in the summer. Campers enjoy a week of summer fun and conservation education conducted by DEC’s well-qualified counselors. The scholarships pay all costs to attend. Parents provide transportation to and from the camps for the one-week sessions which are conducted in July and August.

The scholarships are a memorial to Sam Thuesen and Dennis Aprill, outstanding educators, leaders and anglers who devoted their lives to the North Country, and use funds provided by Trout Unlimited and the Siberian Rod and Gun Club. To apply, send a one-page letter telling why you want to go to camp. Submit the letter to Gretchen Comfort, 749 Norristown Road, Schuyler Falls NY 12985 by March 31, 2014. The scholarships are limited to first-time attendees only. Include age, school, and phone number/email address. These scholarships are limited; so don’t wait to apply for this great summer adventure. For more information for campers and parents, go to www.dec.ny.gov.education or Google “DEC Summer Camps.”

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