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Camp Weeks and Availability

Camps Colby, DeBruce, Rushford, and Pack Forest

As per the NYS Department of Health's directive that prohibits overnight children's camps from operating this season, DEC has cancelled the 2020 Environmental Education Summer Camp season. DEC will be processing refunds on a rolling basis from families as well as from groups who sponsor campers and we ask for patience as refunds are processed on a weekly basis.

Read the Statement from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Overnight Summer Camps.

DEC will continue to work with the NYS Dept. of Health, Centers for Disease Control and others to evaluate the guidelines in place to protect the health and safety of campers and staff for the 2021 season, and to maintain the DEC Camp Program's exploration and learning opportunities going forward.

Please note that DEC Camps staff are working from home as per the Governor's directive and the easiest way to reach them is to send an email to EducationCamps@dec.ny.gov. They will return your email as soon as possible.

Please check below to see the options for different aged campers. Limited means there are 5 or less spots available. This webpage is updated 3 times a day during business hours. For the most current camp availability, please check the NYS DEC Summer Camps Facebook page.

Camps Hunter Education Programs Schedule for 2020

Week Colby DeBruce Rushford Pack Forest
1 Hunter Education Hunter Education Hunter Education Hunter Education
2 Hunter Education Hunter Education Hunter Education Trapper Education
3 Trapper Education Hunter Education Bowhunter Education Bowhunter Education
4 Bowhunter Education Trapper Education Bowhunter Education Hunter Education
5 Hunter Education Bowhunter Education Trapper Education Hunter Education
6 Bowhunter Education Hunter Education
7 Hunter Education Hunter Education Bowhunter Education
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Hunter Education

2020 Camp Colby Registration 11-13 and 14-17 Year olds

Week 1

11-13 yr
Week 2

11-13 yr
Week 3

11-13 yr
Week 4

14-17 yr
Week 5

11-13 yr
Dates June 28-
July 3
July 5-10 July 12-17 July 19-24 July 26-31
Boys FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL
Girls FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

2020 Camp DeBruce Registration 11-13 and 14-17 Year olds

Week 1

11-13 yr
Week 2

11-13 yr
Week 3

11-13 yr
Week 4

14-17 yr
Week 5

11-13 yr
Week 6

11-13 yr
Week 7

11-13 yr
Dates June 28-
July 3
July 5-10 July 12-17 July 19-24 July 26-31 Aug. 2-7 Aug. 9-14
Boys FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL
Girls FULL FULL FULL FULL LIMITED LIMITED FULL

2020 Camp Rushford Registration 11-13 and 14-17 year olds

Week 1

11-13 yr
Week 2

11-13 yr
Week 3

11-13 yr
Week 4

14-17 yr
Week 5

14-17 yr
Week 6

11-13 yr
Week 7

11-13 yr
Dates June 28-
July 3
July 5-10 July 12-17 July 19-24 July 26-31 Aug. 2-7 Aug. 9-14
Boys FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL
Girls FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

2020 Pack Forest Registration 11-13 and 14-17 Year olds

Week 1

14-17 yr
Week 2

14-17 yr
Week 3

14-17 yr
Week 4

14-17 yr
Week 5

14-17 yr
Week 6

14-17 yr
Week 7

11-13 yr
Week 8

11-13 yr
Dates June 28-
July 3
July 5-10 July 12-17 July 19-24 July 26-31 Aug. 2-7 Aug. 9-14 Aug.16-21
Boys FULL LIMITED FULL LIMITED FULL FULL FULL FULL
Girls FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

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