New York officials tout state-run summer camp registration

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Winter hasn’t officially begun but New York state officials are already urging families to start thinking about summer camp.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says online registration for the agency’s 2020 summer camps opens on Jan. 26. Parents are encouraged to register early since some weeks fill up quickly.

The department operates four residential camps. They are Colby in Saranac Lake, Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor, Camp Rushford in Caneadea and Pack Forest in Warrensburg. The camps offer weeklong programs in conservation education for children ages 11 through 17.

Activities include fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering and hunter safety.

One week of camp costs $350 per child.

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