HNC is sponsoring a camper at DEC Camp
Published on Nov 26, 2019 08:13

Do you know a student between the ages of 11 and 17 with a strong interest in nature and the environment?  If so -- read on!

Helmer Nature Center is delighted to announce our support of the NYS 
Environmental Education Camp Program!  Over the years, the nature center and its supporters have provided the opportunity to sponsor candidates who have shown a sincere interest in the environment with a full scholarship to a week of DEC Camp.  A good candidate for the camp sponsorship would have a strong interest in the outdoors and environmental issues.  Students must be between the ages of 11 and 17 on January 26, 2020 to be considered.   

DEC camps combine environmental education, hunter education programs, and outdoor recreation into an adventurous experience – using a 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.

If you would like more information about the camp, please visit the website at:

To learn more about the sponsorship opportunity, please call our office at 336-3035 or email