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June 6, 2016

Camp Hollis Still Accepting Summer Camp Applications for the 2016 Season


OSWEGO - Camp Hollis, the Oswego County children's camp on Lake Ontario, is still 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 supervised swimming, nature hikes, games, campfires, arts and crafts and many more activities.

Youth can now register for week-long and overnight sessions. Those sessions are broken down into three age groups starting the week of June 26 and ending the week of Aug. 8. There will be a mini-camp from June 23 to June 24 to introduce eight-year-olds to an overnight summer camp experience. Week-long sessions begin on Sunday afternoons and end on Friday afternoons.

For more information on camp dates, programming, requests or to receive an application, call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau weekdays at 315-349-3451. Applications are also available online atwww.oswegocounty.com/youth.

Parents and campers who are interested in seeing the camp and talking to the camp staff may call 315-349-3241 to schedule an appointment for a tour.

"The camp staff will be happy to set up a time to give you a tour, talk to your prospective camper and answer any questions you or your camper may have," said Brandon Morey, Oswego County Director of Parks and Recreation. Camp Hollis fees are on a sliding scale and 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, NY, 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.

Additional information is available at www.oswegocounty.com/youth.


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