Trout Unlimited Offers Scholarships to DEC Camps


The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program. The camps, located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, DeBruce and Rushford provide a great opportunity to learn more about the environment and have fun in the summer. Campers enjoy a week of summer fun and conservation education conducted by DEC’s well-qualified counselors. The scholarships pay all costs to attend. Parents provide transportation to and from the camps for the one-week sessions which are conducted in July and August.

The scholarships are a memorial to Sam Thuesen and Dennis Aprill, outstanding educators, leaders and anglers who devoted their lives to the North Country, and use private funds provided by Trout Unlimited to assist in youth conservation education.

In announcing this year’s scholarships, Rich Redman, Chapter President, said: “This is a great program. For some who attend, it’s a great experience. For others, it is a life-changing event.”