January 1, 2010
Calling Kids for Camp Colby
The Laurentian Chapter would like to help youth who are 12 to 14 years old attend The Lake Colby Environmental Education Camp. The summer camp is located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.
The chapter can help send children to the camp in two ways. One is to sponsor a child’s application so that the child can submit his or her application two weeks earlier than children not sponsored by an organization. The chapter would also like to pay the cost of the camp for a needy child residing in our county (need will be based on the same criterion used for qualifying for reduced lunch prices at school).
Campers participate in lessons ranging from group dynamics to field, forest, and pond explorations, to a study of human impact. Group members learn science, solve challenges, play games, keep a journal, catch salamanders, net butterflies and discover the interconnectedness of life on earth. College-educated counselors guide all activities, encouraging participation and respect among group members while interpreting the natural world for campers. Additionally, campers choose from a variety of optional activities throughout the week that introduce them to outdoor pursuits and pastimes. Experiences include fishing, canoeing, archery, exploring a bog and overnight camping trips. There are several week-long options throughout the summer.
If you know of a child residing in our county who may enjoy this experience, please contact Blair Madore at email@example.com or at 265-0602. Blair will send him or her information about a short essay to submit. The deadline for consideration of the paid sponsorship is January 15. The deadline for simply being sponsored by the chapter is February 1. More information about the camp can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html.
Jan 1, 2010: Calling Kids For Camp Colby