Assemblyman Michael J. Cusick (D-Mid Island) announced today a summer environmental education camp opportunity for an eligible child residing in the 63rd Assembly District.
The State Environmental Conservation Department, along with Assemblyman Cusick, will send a child from the Mid-Island area to summer camp for a week free of the normal camp fee. The child selected shall be considered economically disadvantaged and one who would not otherwise have such an opportunity.
“I am delighted to participate with the Environmental Conservation Department in extending applications to children who are interested in spending a week at one of the Department’s four environmental education camps this summer. Attending a week of camp provides a youngster with so many opportunities. The child who is selected will be able to explore the environment while learning about ecology and New York’s wonderful outdoor natural resources. The week at camp will be one that will long remain in his or her memory for making new friends and learning new skills,” said the Assemblyman.
The applicant must be between the ages of 12-14 years old at the time of their week away in order to attend either camps Colby, DeBruce or Rushford. Applicants eligible to spend a week at Camp Pack Forest must be between the ages of 15-17 at the time of attendance. All camp sessions accept both boys and girls.
Interested campers may call Assemblyman Cusick’s district office at 718-370-1884 to obtain an application. All applications must be postmarked no earlier than May 1, 2007 and will be accepted through May 31, 2007.