Camper Scholarship

Do You Know a Boy or Girl from 11-17 Years of Age Who Would Like to Attend an Environmental Camp for One Week This Summer?

The Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) sponsors several two for one week each at a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Camp during each summer.

Camp choices include:
Camp Colby (Saranac Lake)
Camp DeBruce (Livingston Manor)
Camp Rushford (Caneadea)
Pack Forest (Warrensburg)
BKAA will pay $300.00 of the total camper’s fee ($350.00) for each child selected. Primary requirements are that campers be between 11 and 17 years old and be interested in the outdoors. Priority will be given to first-time applicants.

Types of Camper Experiences:
Campers 11 to 13 years old
Teen Ecology Camp 14 to 17 years old

To Apply:
Please have the interested child send us a letter with the following information:
1. why you are interested in the environment.
2. your name and names of your parents or guardians.
3. your address and phone number.
4. the grade you are in and which school you attend.

Send your letter to:
Paula Medley, BKAA President, P.O. Box 1121 Wurtsboro, NY 12790 or email:


The BKAA, formed in 1972, has some 800 members who are dedicated to preserving the wonderful 3000-plus acres of the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area and surrounding areas in the Town of Mamakating, New York.