January 27, 2014
Camp Hollis is now accepting summer camp applications. Open to youth ages 8 through 14, Camp Hollis offers a week-long summer residential camp experience for 9- to 14-year-olds and an overnight experience for 8-year-olds, complete with swimming, nature hikes, games, campfires, arts and crafts, and many more activities.
Youth can now register for week-long and overnight sessions. Sessions are broken down into three different age groups between June 29 through Aug. 15. There will be a mini-camp from June 26 to June 27to introduce eight-year-olds to an overnight summer camp experience.
For more information on camp dates, programming, special needs, or requests, or to receive an application, call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451."We will gladly answer your questions or send you an application," said Brandon Morey, coordinator of recreation and youth development for the Oswego City - County Youth Bureau and director of Camp Hollis. Applications are also available online at www.oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis.
Camp fliers will be supplied to all Oswego County schools and should be sent home with students the week of Feb. 10 to 14 with information on how to obtain a camper application.
"We also encourage new, returning, and interested campers and families to visit Camp Hollis during our open house on Sunday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., to see camp, meet some of the staff and ask questions about what the summer could bring!," said Morey.
Camp Hollis fees are based on a sliding scale. Families who may need financial assistance may contact the Youth Bureau for options beyond the sliding scale. Scholarships are made available from the Friends of Camp Hollis. Anyone wishing to support camper scholarships may send a check made out to "Friends of Camp Hollis" to Friends of Camp Hollis, P.O. Box 291, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.
Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Located at 40 Health Camp Road, off Lakeshore Road in the Town of Oswego, the facility is also available May through October for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations.
For more information, call 349-3451 or visit www.oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis/index
The spacious and green grounds of Camp Hollis provide plenty of space for children to play games, take nature hikes, and enjoy the outdoors for a week at summer camp under the supervision of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
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