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15 green summer camps

May 4, 2010, 7:09 a.m.
kids stand at dock of misty lake

Photo: New York Department of Environmental Conservation

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Department of Environmental Conservation camps

The Department of Environmental Conservation hosts four camps across New York state for kids ages 12 to 17 from Camp Rushford on the 4,500-acre Handing Bog Wildlife Management Area to Pack Forest in the Southern Adirondacks, which features ecology workshops for older campers. The affordable weeklong overnight camps provide both hands-on environmental learning activities and outdoor fun like hiking and canoeing. Campers are led by counselors who have taken at least two years of college science or environmental courses.