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DEC regrets to announce that its in-person summer camps program will not operate in 2021.  

The health and safety of our campers and staff have always been the top priority for DEC summer youth camps. Camp staff worked diligently to review guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, American Camp Association, and other residential camps to develop a plan to be able to welcome campers this summer.  

After careful consideration we determined there are too many uncertainties beyond our control to ensure our camps could open and operate safely.  

While we are sad to make this announcement, we are making plans to create fun virtual opportunities for the summer of 2021 so campers and their families can stay connected to the DEC camp program.  

Check out the DEC camps webpage to find out what we are planning and contact us at if you have any topics you would like to see in our line-up. And mark your calendars: 2022 is the 75th anniversary of the camp program and we want you to help us celebrate! 

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