The Catskill Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Camp DeBruce Scholarship Program. Applications are due by Friday, February 19, 2016.
The Catskill Center will sponsor one student to attend a week during the 2016 summer at Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor, NY. Eligible students must be between the ages of 11-13 and live in the Catskill Park (blue line) of the Catskill Mountain Region. The Camp DeBruce scholarship will cover the costs (food, lodging, and camp activities) for one youth to attend Camp DeBruce for one week, Sunday – Friday. The recipient for this scholarship will be selected based on their application and one page essay by a committee of the Catskill Center’s Board. To apply for the Catskill Center’s Camp DeBruce Scholarship, please visit our website at www.catskillcenter.org or contact Katie Palm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-586-2611. Applications are due Friday, February 19. The DeBruce Environmental Education Camp, for youth who are 11 to 13 years old, is located in Sullivan County about eight miles east of Livingston Manor, NY. Camp DeBruce is within walking distance of natural forests, trout streams, the Catskill Fish Hatchery and Mongaup Pond State Public Campsite. The Camp emphasizes hands-on exploration, recreation and making friends. Campers participate in a discovery group while at camp, completing lessons ranging from group dynamics to field, forest, and pond explorations, to study of human impact. Group members learn science, solve challenges, play games, keep a journal, catch salamanders, net butterflies and discover the interconnectedness of life on earth. College-educated counselor staff guides all activities, encouraging participation and respect among group members while interpreting the natural world for campers.