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Plattsburgh, NY – A generous grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust has enabled Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) to install lightning rods on 10 cabins/structures at Lake Clear Camp, one of two resident camps owned and operated by GSNENY. This project supports the Girl Scouts commitment to providing safe spaces for girls to learn and grow, and will ensure that cabins that house girls, program spaces, and equipment are protected from lightning strikes. A sign will be posted in the Chuckwagon dining hall thanking the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust for their support.

Additionally, Lake Clear Camp hosted a two-week visit from an AmeriCorps NCCC team. The 7 young adults assisted GSNENY property caretakers with clearing trees and brush from around the lean-to units, cabins, and original road into Turner Lodge. They split some of this into firewood and wood chipped the rest. They cleared 20 acres of underbrush and stacked 5 cords of firewood. Team members cleaned off lean-to roofs and completed some repairs. Before they left, they assisted GSNENY caretakers with installing the floating docks for summer camp. While on site, AmeriCorps NCCC team members were intrigued to learn about the Seahorse swim and Keeper of the Flame traditions at Lake Clear Camp.
Lake Clear Camp is situated on 91 scenic acres on a peninsula in Lake Clear, NY, just 20 miles west of Lake Placid. It is surrounded by breathtaking state land in the Adirondack Park. The camp offers bunk beds in cabins, full bathrooms with running water, and electricity. The spacious waterfront provides a view of the Adirondack Mountains.

This summer, Lake Clear Camp will host hundreds of girls in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Programs will include outdoor cooking during Who’s Hungry?, hiking programs such as Happy Trails and Northern Trekkers, nocturnal adventures during Sunsets & Stars, and a lot of time on the waterfront during Ladies of the Lake and SCUBA programs. Older girls can complete the Counselor-in-Training program to gain hands-on skills planning and leading programs for younger girls. Girls do not need prior Girl Scout experience to attend programs at Lake Clear Camp. For more information about programs being offered at Lake Clear Camp or rental information to use the camp, please visit www.gsneny.org or call 518-563-1560.

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