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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Audubon Society offers scholarships

  • REGION - The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is accepting scholarship applications for two summer camp experiences - a Family Camp Scholarship for an eligible adult and child to spend a week on an island in Maine, and three full environmental camp scholarships for kids 11 to 13 and 14 to 17.
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  • REGION - The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is accepting scholarship applications for two summer camp experiences - a Family Camp Scholarship for an eligible adult and child to spend a week on an island in Maine, and three full environmental camp scholarships for kids 11 to 13 and 14 to 17.
    The scholarships are funded by Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon's annual Art and Crafts Festival in Hawley. This year it will be held at the Wallenpaupack Area High School on July 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The family camp scholarship is available for a child aged 8 to 12 and an accompanying adult family member to attend an environmental camp designed for families on Audubon's Hog Island off the coast of Maine.
    The session runs from Aug. 12 through Aug. 17.
    The scholarship includes all meals, housing, instruction and boat trips. Transportation to and
    from the camp is the responsibility of the recipients. For additional information and pictures of Hog
    Island, visit hogisland.audubon.org.
    The camps, run by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, combine environmental education, sportsman education and outdoor fun. They include hands-on methods to learn outdoor skills, essentials of backpacking, camping, and canoeing. Campers explore diverse habitats, study stream-life, solve challenges, and learn environmental concepts.
    Applicants may choose among four camps ranging from the Catskill region to the Adirondacks, and may choose one of seven different weeks from June through August.
    For more information about the camps, visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html.
    Applications for both scholarships can be downloaded from the Northeast Pennsylvania.
    Audubon website at www.nepaaudubon.org.
    Applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or Northern Pike Counties.
    Applications must be received by April 1. For more information call (570) 253-9250.
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