The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program.  The camps, located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, DeBruce and Rushford provide a great opportunity to learn more about the environment and have fun in the summer.  Campers enjoy a week of summer fun and conservation education conducted by DEC’s well-qualified counselors.  The scholarships pay all costs to attend.  Parents provide transportation to and from the camps for the one-week sessions which are conducted in July and August.

The scholarships are a memorial to Sam Thuesen and Dennis Aprill, outstanding educators, leaders and anglers who devoted their lives to the North Country, and use private funds provided by Trout Unlimited to assist North Country youth.

In announcing this year’s scholarships, Rich Redman, Chapter President, said:  “Letters we get back from kids who attend tell of a wonderful and enlightening experience.
We’re proud to help open new windows for young men and women.”

To apply, send a short, one-page letter telling why you want to go to camp by February 10, 2019 to
Susie Oliver
2 Finlay Drive
Plattsburgh NY 12901

The scholarships are limited to first-time attendees only and are “first come, first served.”
Please include age, school, and phone number/email address.

Apply now!  These scholarships are limited and are quickly taken; so don’t wait to apply if you want a great summer adventure.

For more information for campers and parents, contact Susie Oliver at [email protected] or go to http//www.dec.ny.gov/education or Google “DEC Summer Camps.”

POC: BILL WELLMAN 518 563 1985, [email protected] 7 Helen Street Plattsburgh NY 12901