Last day to sign up for a free camping weekend

The DEC is giving New York residents a chance to camp at one of 13 chosen state campgrounds, for free.

Posted: May 14, 2018 10:56 AM

NEW YORK- First time campers have a chance to camp for free for a weekend from July 13 to Aug. 24.

If chosen, campers will be provided with a family tent, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp chairs, camp stove, lantern, and firewood. A Camping Ambassador will be on hand to teach them the basics as well as fish, hike, bird watch, paddle and more. 

Sunday is the last day to sign up. This is like a lottery system, and candidates do have to meet certain qualifications. Those who apply should hear back from the state by May 31.

Link to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRL323J

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