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The Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Camper Sponsorship Program - 2022
New York State DEC Environmental Education Summer Camps


NOTE:  At this time, the DEC is planning to run the summer camps for the 2022 season.

If the camps do not run, campers who are selected will have their sponsorship deferred until the next summer.

If the camps do run, campers who are selected will be given the option of having their sponsorship deferred until the next summer.

Trout Unlimited Information:

Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.  Trout Unlimited has approximately 300,000 members in 400 chapters nationwide.  The Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited has approximately 150 members who live primarily in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. 


Camp Information:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates four summer camps. At each location, campers spend one week during July or August involved in a variety of workshops and activities.  These activities and workshops are designed to help the campers become more aware of the environment and stimulate their desire to participate in the sound management of our natural resources.  The workshop titles include Group Dynamics, Principles of Ecology, Fresh Water Community, Field Community, Forest Community, and Human Community.  Other outdoor recreation activities include fishing, hunter safety training, archery, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and birding.  For more information on the DEC camp programs and locations visit:

Click Here For Application

Further Applicant Information:

  • The applicant must be a New York State resident between 11 and 17 years old.
  • The applicant must reside in the Leon Chandler Chapter’s general area.
  • The applicant’s prior interest in nature and the environment may be considered. 
  • The applicant’s financial situation may also be considered.


Sponsorship Information:

If the applicant is selected, The Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited will pay the entire cost of the camp ($350).  In addition, up to $100 will be available to assist with the purchase of required camp supplies and for transportation costs to and from the camp (see the supply list and the camp locations on the DEC website).


Additional Information:

For more information on the camper sponsorship program contact:
Rick Grossman
140 Simsbury Drive
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 279-9002
[email protected]

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