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Camp Weeks and Availability

Camps Colby, DeBruce, Rushford, and Pack Forest

The status of DEC Summer Camps' 2021 season is under review. DEC's primary motivation has and continues to be the health and safety of campers, families, and staff. In order to afford DEC an appropriate amount of time to determine if camps can open safely, plan for the safest possible camps season, and to avoid numerous modifications, we are delaying a decision for an in-person program. We will update this webpage when a determination has been made.

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 NYSDEC Summer Camps Facebook page.


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