Pine Tree Rifle Rifle Club Camp Scholarship Program 2019Rules
1. PTRC will cover the $350 fee.
2. Transportation is the responsibility of the camper's family
3. We will sponsor a child no more than 2 times.
4. If for any reason the child cannot attend PTRC must be notified 2 weeks in advance or we may charge the family back the fee.
5. The child must attend a future meeting to speak of his or her experience at camp.
Registration for the 2019 camps season will open at 10 AM on January 23rd, 2019.
View the 2019 weekly schedule for ages and hunter education programs.
DEC camps help instill a life-long passion for nature and stewardship of natural resources
DEC camps combine environmental education, hunter education programs, and outdoor recreation into an adventurous experience.
We use a fun, hands-on approach to teach about the environment.
Campers will have the opportunity to learn outdoor skills including backpacking, camping and canoeing. First hand experiences in the outdoors have inspired many campers with a life-long passion for nature and a dedication to stewardship of our natural resources.
What's it like at an environmental education camp?
Campers will explore New York's diverse habitats, have the chance to learn basic ecological concepts and how human activities affect the environment. Campers solve challenges, explore environmental concepts, practice outdoor skills and spend the week immersed in nature.
All of the camps offer hunter education programs (hunting, bow hunting, and trapping) and archery.
Campers explore a stream during a lesson group
See a typical week's schedule for Camps Colby, DeBruce and Rushford
See a typical Pack Forest weekly schedule
2019 Camp Schedules and Availability
A camp session runs Sunday through Friday. Check current availability and schedules at all four camps.
About our Camp Counselors
Our counselors are critical to the camps success
Our counselors are well-educated and committed to providing a great experience for all campers. Many of our staff are former campers, continuing the DEC Summer Camps tradition by returning to teach the next generation of campers. All environmental education camp counselors have at least two years of college in natural or biological sciences, natural resource conservation, recreation management, environmental education or primary and secondary education. Our counselors are all certified in First Aid and CPR/AED and have been checked through the NYS Sex Offenders Registry.
You can read more about the requirements for camps staff or learn how to apply by visiting the Employment at DEC Summer Camps page.
Cost and Sponsorships
DEC camp costs $350 per camper, per week.Paid by PTRC.