Rushford Environmental Education Camp is for youth who are 11 to 13 years old and 14 to 17 years old. The two programs are offered in seperate weeks. Rushford is located on the Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area two miles southwest of Rushford Lake.
Rushford is one of 4 camps that are a part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Summer Environmental Education Camp Program. For more information on these camps please see http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html
The 4,500 acre Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area provides unlimited space for outdoor learning amid natural hardwood forests, conifer plantations, fields, streams and marshes. Campers also have the opportunity to explore the bog for which the area is named.
Camp Rushford is the only DEC Camp specifically designed and built as a conservation education camp. The two main buildings are constructed of logs salvaged from the Adirondacks after the blow down of 1950. Rushford opened as a boys' camp in 1952 and began co-educational operation in 1983.