June 9, 2009
Camp Hollis Accepting Applications for a “Green” Themed Summer
OSWEGO -- Camp Hollis, the Oswego County children's camp, is currently accepting applications and promoting “Green Living” for the 2009 summer camp season. Campers will be educated and participate in eco-friendly activities such as composting, recycling, energy conservation, and alternative energy methods.
“Camp Hollis is also researching green renovations that will reduce carbon emissions and make camp more energy efficient,” said Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. “By becoming more environmentally-friendly, Camp Hollis hopes to reduce its carbon footprint while educating campers to become more involved in the conservation of our environment.”
Located on the Lake Ontario shoreline, at 40 Health Camp Road in the town of Oswego, Camp Hollis is a co-ed summer camp for children ages 8 to 14. The camp is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
Camp sessions are from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon. Campers stay in cabins supervised by trained counselors and take part in a variety of activities, including swimming, nature hikes, arts and crafts projects, sports, and campfires. The fees to attend camp are charged 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 from the county's website at www.oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis/index.html or by calling the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or 800-596-3200 ext. 3451.
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