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Auburn Conservation Corps Summer Camp Recap


How did Auburn’s first youth conservation summer camp go?

At last Thursday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Terry Cuddy gave a presentation on the program which was spearheaded by himself, social studies teacher Caleb Bolha, and Doctor Walt Aikman.

Taking place July 17-20, the environmentalism-themed camp gave participants a hands-on learning experience through such activities as measuring a tree canopy and identifying plants. Eight students participated in the inaugural event which was a partnership between Cayuga Onondaga BOCES, Auburn School District, and the city.

“This is a wonderful program to try and get students involved in the community and to understand the importance of environmentalism in our own backyard,” said Bolha.

For the future of the program, Cuddy mentioned the possibility of creating a second session of the one-week camp, with one session for younger campers. There is also a discussion on using the program to help fulfill the state’s requirements to have a Seal of Civic Readiness added to participants’ high school diplomas.

You can view Cuddy’s presentation on the city’s website.

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