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May 18, 2009

Camp Hollis Announces Summer Camp Season

Oswego - The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the 64th season of Camp Hollis this summer. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 are eligible to attend the overnight recreational program.

Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Oswego, the camp offers a variety of traditional summer camp activities, including swimming in an outdoor pool, nature hikes, arts and crafts projects, and campfire sing-a-longs. Children stay in cabins and are supervised by trained counselors and lifeguards.

Parents and children can meet Camp Hollis staff, tour the grounds and participate in several camp activities at an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

The 2009 season begins July 1 and 2 with a special overnight session designed for 8-year-olds.

Nine- to 14-year-olds can sign up for weekly sessions which start on Sunday evenings and end on Friday afternoons. Children may attend more than one session this summer.

Camp sessions for 9- and 10-year-olds will be July 5 through 10, July 19 through 24, Aug. 2 through 7, and Aug. 16 through 21.

Sessions for 11- and 12-year-olds will be July 12 through 17 and Aug. 9 through 14. Thirteen- and 14-year-olds may attend during the week of July 26 through 31.

The fees to attend camp are on a sliding scale depending on family income. A limited number of full scholarships are available to help families in need.

The Camp Hollis application is available on the Oswego County Camp Hollis Web site, by calling the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200 ext. 3451 or at Camp Hollis, 40 Health Camp Road, Oswego.


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