The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced 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.
Applications must be received by March 30, 2018. To view the full details of the program, including the application, please visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112550.html or call 518-457-2500 x1.
DEC 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. Ambassadors 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 locations:
DEC 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.