NY – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / The
New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC) announces the launch of a new Campground Ambassador
program as part of the state’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more
New Yorkers with the outdoors. Like other campground host programs, new
volunteer Campground Ambassadors will assist DEC campground staff in welcoming
and assisting the millions of visitors who vacation in the Adirondack and
Catskill parks each year.
Launches Campground Ambassador Program
2018 Camping Season
Encourages New Yorkers to Volunteer
is encouraging New Yorkers that are passionate about the outdoors to help
introduce new campers to DEC facilities and other outdoor activities such
as hiking and fishing. Ambassadors will also aid in connecting campers
and day users to nature via environmentally themed activities and programming.
new visitors to DEC’s facilities and activities like camping, fishing and
hiking is an integral part of continuing the success of our campground
program. Equally important is offering the best possible customer service
experience for our returning customers,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said.
“Campground Ambassadors will assist DEC staff on both fronts, ensuring
our place as the destination in the Adirondacks and Catskills for building
memories and connecting visitors to nature for generations to come.”
will serve a minimum of two, and a maximum of four weeks, between July
1st and Labor Day. In consideration for services provided, a campsite will
be provided for the duration of their stay at one of the following participating
L. Wilson Campground
South Lake Campground
Creek Pond / Rollins Pond Campgrounds
view the full details of the Campground
Ambassador program, including the application, please visit DEC’s website
or call 518-457-2500 x1.
must be received by March 30, 2018.
operates 52 campgrounds and five day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill
forest preserves. The summer camping season runs through the summer, with
some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.
Governor Cuomo’s Adventure NY initiative, DEC is making strategic investments
to expand access to healthy, active outdoor recreation, connect more New
Yorkers and visitors to nature and the outdoors, protect natural resources,
and boost local economies. Read more about the Adventure
NY initiative (PDF file).
more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds
and schedules, visit DEC’s website and go to the Camping link under the
Outdoor Recreation section, or call DEC’s Bureau of Recreation at 518-457-2500.
To make reservations at any of these camping facilities, call ReserveAmerica
at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit ReserveAmerica’s
Office - Erica Ringewald