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March 14, 2011

New Camp Director Looks Forward to Summer at Camp Hollis

Youth Bureau Director Kathleen Fenlon and Recreation and Youth Development Coordinator Brandon Morey recently visited Camp Hollis in the Town of Oswego to plan for the 2011 camping season.


OSWEGO - When the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau begins the 65th season at Camp Hollis this summer, there will be a new administrator in charge of camp activities.

Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, said that Brandon Morey has been appointed coordinator of Recreation and Youth Development for Oswego County and will oversee all programs at Camp Hollis. Morey is also responsible for the Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe in Williamstown, and other youth development activities.

An outdoor enthusiast, Morey has more than six years of experience in running adventure and educational day camp and overnight camp programs in New York State. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in outdoor recreation from SUNY Cortland.

"Brandon brings a great deal of enthusiasm and practical experience to his job at the Youth Bureau," said Fenlon. "He is responsible for overseeing the county recreational camping program at Camp Hollis and the Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe, and for making sure that the camp facilities continue to operate in compliance with all state and federal health codes. He has been very busy planning for the summer 2011 camp season. We welcome him to our staff and are looking forward to our 65th season this summer."

Camp Hollis offers a residential camp experience for youth ages 8 to 14, complete with swimming, nature hikes, arts and crafts, games, evening campfires and many more activities. Morey succeeds former Camp Hollis director and youth specialist Jim Farfaglia, who retired in January.

"I am looking forward to an exciting season and building on the great tradition of Camp Hollis programs," said Morey. "I've always loved being outside and enjoy all types of outdoor activities. Camp Hollis and Camp Zerbe are wonderful resources for Oswego County residents and I look forward to meeting the many people of all ages who use these facilities."

Week-long sessions at Camp Hollis will begin July 4 and run through Aug. 19. There will be a special "mini-camp" June 30 and July 1 to introduce eight-year-olds to the overnight summer camp experience.

For a camper application and more information, go to oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis or call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 349-3451.


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