Camp Hollis Accepting Applications For 2017 Counselor-in-Training Program

OSWEGO TOWN – Summer is right around the corner and the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the Counselor-in-Training positions at Camp Hollis.

Youth aged 15 or 16 years old may apply to be accepted into this training program.

Camp Hollis will accept up to four 15-year-old participants and up to four 16-year-old participants.

The 15-year-olds take part in the program from June 19 through July 15, on a voluntary basis.

The 16-year-olds take part in the program from June 19 through Aug. 12 and receive a stipend for their time at Camp Hollis.

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.

The camp is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

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.

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 also available to rent for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations from early May through October.

The facility 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 contact Matthew Wood at 315-349-3450 or by email at [email protected]