The 2020 application period for New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Campground Ambassador program has begun, according to a press release.

“In 2019, its second year, DEC’s Campground Ambassador Program more than doubled its applicants and grew to offer more than 300 fun, educational, and meaningful programs at nine participating facilities,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in an announcement sent to the press. “The Campground Ambassadors have been so successful that we are expanding the program to six new campgrounds in 2020, providing even more opportunities to introduce new visitors to DEC facilities and activities and offering fun and exciting programming for campers.”

DEC is encouraging New Yorkers with a passion for camping and the outdoors to help introduce new campers to DEC facilities and other outdoor activities. Ambassadors also aid in connecting campers and day users to nature through environmentally themed activities and programming.

Ambassadors will serve for two weeks, between July 1 and Labor Day.

To apply for the 2020 program visit the 2020 DEC Campground Ambassador Application website. Applications must be received by Jan. 1. For more information about the Campground Ambassadors program, visit DEC’s website or call (518) 457-2500 ext. 1.