May 10, 2019Learn More at Open House June 9 -
OSWEGO - From inventions to wilderness survival skills to exploring ancient civilizations, the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau has planned a variety of exciting and creative activities for children attending Camp Hollis this summer.
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, Camp Hollis is a co-ed summer camp for children ages 8 to 14. The facility is owned by Oswego County and operated as a children's camp during the summer by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
Camp Director Zach Grulich, coordinator of recreation and youth development for the Youth Bureau, said there are a variety of options for attending Camp Hollis, from day camp to week-long themed activities. Applications are now being accepted for the summer season.
Eight-year-olds are invited to stay for one night at the camp's "First Camp Experience" overnight program. Residential campers ages 9 to 14 can attend a fun-filled, week-long, overnight camping experience. The day camp program is open to campers age 6 to 12 and is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while residential camp is in session. Day campers get to enjoy the same day programs offered to resident campers and have lunch with the rest of camp.
The Summer 2019 Camp Theme Weeks are as follows:
In addition to themed activities, and Camp Hollis also offers swimming, nature hikes, games, sports, arts and crafts, and more activities.
Families who are interested in learning more about Camp Hollis are invited to an open house and information session from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at the camp, located at 40 Health Camp Road in the town of Oswego. Tours may also be scheduled by appointment for those unable to attend the open house.
"Since its origins in 1946, Camp Hollis has taken great pride in making its summer camp programs accessible to all Oswego County families," said Grulich.
Camp fees are based on household income and family size and range from $20 to $70 for the 8-year-old overnight program, $40 to $195 for week-long sessions, and $150 for week-long day camp. Scholarships are available through the Friends of Camp Hollis for families with financial hardships.
For information contact the Youth Bureau weekdays at 315-349-3451 or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/youth/hollis/index.html.
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