Frequently Asked Questions

Recreation at Camp Hollis
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Who can go to Camp Hollis?
Children attending camp must 9-14 years old. We also have a one-night 8-year-old program which provides a first camp experience.

Informational Sheet About the 8-year-old Program Applications

Informational Sheet About the 9-14-year-old Program Applications

To download camper applications to fill out and mail in:
  • 2014 application for the 8-year-old overnight program
  • 2014 application for the 9-14-year-old camping program

    To fill out camper applications electronically and mail:
  • 2014 application for the 8-year-old overnight program (.doc)
  • 2014 application for the 9-14-year-old program (.doc)

    How much does it cost to send a child to Camp Hollis?
    The cost for one week of Camp is based on a sliding scale according to family income, with cost ranging from $35 to $190 for Oswego County Residents. Out of county residents pay $225. A full scholarship is available for families experiencing extreme financial difficulties. (Camp Hollis is also supported by funds from the County of Oswego and the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Feeding Program). Camp Hollis accepts donations to help offset the costs of providing 800 children with this unique summer experience.

    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 a family 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 chidren, regardless of the family's ability to pay. Families in need are welcome to contact our office to inquire about full and partial camper scholarship opportunities.

    Questions about Oswego County Parks and Recreation?

    Oswego City-County Youth Bureau/Parks and Recreation
    70 Bunner St. Oswego, NY 13126 315-349-3451