The Department of Environemental Conservation, alongside the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced their sign-up and registration for the First-Time Camper Program. This program will give families the ability to connect to the outdoors and gain new experiences while having the basics supplied to them for their weekend of camping. The lottery window runs from May 10th-May 12th, and can be found by following the link provided below:
Before you head out, it is important to be fully prepared. Eyewitness News rpoerter Parker Tully spoke with a New York State Forest Ranger to learn what you need to know before you head out for your first trip if selected.