Eighth District Garden Clubs
DEC Camp Scholarship
The Eighth District of Federated Garden Clubs of NYS is sponsoring a scholarship for a week of fun and outdoor adventure at a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation camp to children 11-13 years of age. Eighth District applicants may choose between Camp Rushford or Camp Pack Forest.
The DEADLINE for the Eighth District sponsored scholarship applications is November 25th, of each year. Campers must be the minimum age by December 1st prior to the year they are planning to attend camp.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camps.
About Camp Rushford
Camp Rushford, near Rushford Lake, is in the 4,500 acre Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area and is the camp for the 11-13 age group. The camper will:
Experience Hands-on Learning & Fun
Study of Field & Forest
Explore Pond and Bog
Learn about the Human Impact
Discover the Interconnectedness of Life on Earth
About Camp Pack Forest
Pack Forest is the camp for youth that are 11 to 13 years old (only during the 4th week of July). They will explore:
Field Ecology and Other Environmental Issues
For additional information, click on: www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html
Federated Garden Clubs of NY State
DEC Camp Scholarship
Youths aged 11-17 may also apply for a one-week scholarship to any of the DEC camps, including Camp Colby and Camp DeBruce through an affiliated program with our state organization the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. You may use the Eighth District's application for this scholarship but must submit it to Jody Bailey no later than November 25th .
Applicants for the FGCNYS scholarship aged 11-13 who do not receive the state camp scholarship will have their applications automatically entered for the Eighth District's scholarship to attend either Camp Rushford or Camp Pack Forest. Campers must be the minimum age by December 1st prior to the year they are planning to attend camp. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camps.
For more information on these scholarships please contact:
Eighth District Scholarship Chair