Frequently Asked Questions

Recreation at Camp Hollis
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Who can attend Camp Hollis?
Children attending residential camp are 9-14 years old. However, we also offer a "first camp" program for 8 year olds that provides one overnight experience! For a day camp experience, we welcome children ages 6-12.

How do I register my child/children?

Registration forms are available from this website after January 1st of each year. Forms are also available at our office starting February 1st. Parents complete the registration form and return it with the registration fee to our office. Registrations are accepted on a first come - first served basis. For the best opportunity to register, we recommend forms being returned ASAP. Children may register for up to two sessions and if they are interested in an additional week they will be put on a waiting list. All children are notified of their acceptance by mail. Children will be placed on a waiting list once all open spaces have been filled. Families may receive calls during the summer to fill the spot of a child who does not show or goes home early.

2018 Information & Applications:

How much does it cost to send a child to Camp Hollis?
The cost for one week of Camp for Oswego County Residents is based on a sliding scale according to family income and a separate fee for youth attending from outside the county (see registration form for details). See below for scholarship information.

How is a child chosen to go to Camp Hollis?
Applications are available from this website after January 1st of each year. Applications are also available in all Oswego County schools and our office on February 1st. Parents complete the application and return it with the registration fee to our office. Registrations are accepted on a first come - first served basis. For the best opportunity to register a child it is recommended that applications are returned asap. Children may register for up to two sessions and if they are interested in an additional week they will be put on a waiting list. Information is available on the Camp Hollis registration form. All children are notified of their acceptance by mail. A waiting list is created of all children not chosen. These children may receive calls during the summer to fill the spot of a child who does not show or goes home early.

How are children supervised at Camp Hollis?
There are 2 counselors living in each cabin of 8 children who accompany children at all times. We staff a full time registered nurse in residence. Our security guard patrols the grounds every night, and our residential site Director and his/her assistants supervise the camp.

What if I can't afford the fees to send a child to Camp Hollis?
While Camp Hollis serves all age eligible children in Oswego County, it strives to keep the camping experience within reach of all children, regardless of the family's ability to pay. Because Camp Hollis is also supported by funds from the County of Oswego and the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Feeding Program, scholarships are available for families experiencing extreme financial difficulties. Families in need are welcome to contact our office to inquire about full and partial camper scholarship opportunities. Donations provided to Camp Hollis are also accepted to help offset the costs of providing 800 children with this unique summer experience.

Questions about Camp Hollis?

Questions about Camp Hollis?
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Oswego City-County Youth Bureau
70 Bunner St. Oswego, NY 13126 315-349-3451