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Adult Camp Receives Statewide Recognition


06/22/2012 - At the Annual Aging Services Unite Us Conference in Albany on June 6th, 4C Camp for Adults Received the Great Ideas in Aging Award by the Albany Guardian Society. The award was accepted by Tom Briggs, former Delaware County Office for the Aging Director and representative for the 4C Camp Board. At the recognition program, over 300 aging services professionals from around the state viewed a video taken at last year's camp session. Rick Ianello, Director of the Albany Guardian Society, stated that he was impressed with the uniqueness of the camp and the quality of the the programming.

Tom Briggs in accepting the Award pointed out that the camp concept was the brainchild of former 4H Camp Director Scott Oles, who felt that adults could benefit as much as children, from the 4H Camp experience. Networking with staff from the Office for the Aging, Cornell Cooperative Extension and some very talented community volunteers, Oles and Briggs slowly developed the camp for adults. Over time, Briggs explained the camp took on its current name, 4C-Camp, which stands for Camping to Create Caring Communities, which expresses the camp's goal of exporting the sense of community experienced during the camp session by the campers to their respective hometowns.

This year's adult camp, located at Camp Shankitunk, near Delhi will run from Aug. 9 through the 12. There are no age or geographical restrictions, and the camp is open to both day and overnight campers. Cost for the camp is $125 for the 4 day and 3 evening experience, which includes healthy meals, interesting workshops, fun filled programs, campfires and plenty of time for relaxation and socialization.

Persons interested in further information about 4C Camp for Adults or who would like to view the video may google 4C-Camp.org, or contact Tom Briggs at 607-829-6885.

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