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May 6, 2013

Families Are Invited to Tour Camp Hollis at May 19 Open House

OSWEGO - Families who want to learn more about Camp Hollis are invited to an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Parents and children can tour the camp, see sleeping cabins and other facilities, meet the staff and enjoy samples of camp activities. The camp is located on Lakeshore Road in the Town of Oswego.

Camp Hollis is owned by the County of Oswego and operated as a children's residential camp for youth ages 8 to 14 by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Children are supervised by trained staff. Meals and snacks are prepared according to federal Department of Agriculture regulations. A full-time registered nurse serves on the staff.

The Youth Bureau is accepting camper applications for the summer season. Children can register for week-long sessions beginning June 30 and running through Aug. 16. There will be a special "mini-camp" June 27 and 28 to introduce eight-year-olds to an overnight summer camp experience.

Registration fees are set on a sliding scale, depending on family size and household income. Families experiencing financial difficulty may contact the Youth Bureau for information on other payment options. Full and partial scholarships are available from the Friends of Camp Hollis.

For more information and an application, go to oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis or call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3241.


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