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Owego Forest Recreation Camp

This is a tuition-free program open only to residents living in the town of Owego or a hamlet within town borders (such as Apalachin or Campville, but also including parts of Newark Valley, Endicott, and Union). Please see the map below for clarification. 

Spend up to four weeks (9 am - 3 pm each weekday) at the Waterman Center in Apalachin. Open to ages 6 - 11. Join the Bluebirds (ages 6-7), Green Frogs (ages 8-9), or Black Bears (ages 10-11) for an adventure filled with nature hikes, learning games, science investigations, and crafts. 


This is a more introductory/exploratory approach to environmental education than Waterman EXPLORE, but participants should still express an interest in nature and the outdoors.


Programming will be delivered primarily outdoors so campers should be prepared with appropriate closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and adequate attire for the day. Campers will need to bring water, snacks, and lunch every day.

This year we will be offering early drop-off (8:30 am) and late pick-up (4:00 pm). These will be at an additional cost. $25 for early drop-off and $50 for late pick-up or combined $60 per week. 

All Weeks FULL for 6-7 year olds! Weeks 1,3 and 4 are FULL for 8-11 year olds!

Limited availability weeks 2 and 5. Please call before registering

2024 Camp Dates: 




 To Enroll:

Download and fill out the PDF Registration form

Completed materials should be uploaded to the google form below and must include:

1. Legible Application Form

2. Physical Copy or PDF of Immunization Records

3. Epi-Pen/Inhaler Form (if applicable)

4. $25 refundable deposit (mailed/dropped off)

5. Early drop-off/Late pick-up Fee (if applicable)

*Physical copies of the registration form are available at the Waterman Center


Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed

Payments must be mailed to or dropped off at

403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 13732

Please direct any questions to






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Camp Week
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Week Three
Week Four
Week Five
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