Camp Hollis will accept up to four 15-year-old participants and up to four 16-year-old participants. 15-year-olds participate in the program from June 22 through July 18 on a voluntary basis. 16-year-olds participate in the program from June 22 to Aug. 15 and receive a stipend. Residency for both age groups is required from Sunday afternoon through Friday evening each week, with weekends off during the summer.
Camp Hollis is a children's residential camp located in the town of Oswego on the shore of Lake Ontario with a strong focus on outdoor recreation and nature. Children ages 8 to 14 attend camp for one week and participate in a variety of summer camp activities.
"15-year-old counselors-in-training shadow rotating counselors during the day to see what it is like and what it takes to work at a summer residential camp," said Brandon Morey, Coordinator of Youth Development and Recreation for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. "16-year-old counselors-in-training either shadow rotating counselors during the day and take a more involved role of the supervision and programming aspect of a residential camp, or work in the kitchen to help prepare meals for the campers while performing cleaning duties required to maintain camp standards."
Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau as a residential camp. The facility is also available to rent from the beginning of May through October for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations.
Camp Hollis is located at 40 Health Camp Road, off Lakeshore Road in the town of Oswego. Those seeking more information may call the Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext.3451 or contact Morey at 315-349-3241 or by email at [email protected]